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Mississippi

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 06/20/2014
Program Overview:
State: Mississippi
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:State energy code, based on ASHRAE 90-1975; voluntary.
Commercial Code:ASHRAE 90-1975, mandatory for state owned buildings, public buildings, and high-rise buildings.
Code Change Cycle:No set schedule. Most recent update was effective on July 1, 1980.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/mississippi
Summary:

Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

Mississippi's existing state code is based on the 1977 Model Code for Energy Conservation (MCEC). The existing law does not mandate enforcement by localities, and any revised code will probably require adoption by local jurisdictions. To adopt the code at the local level, the local government must adopt it through a vote of the city council or county commission. Compliance for state-owned buildings is verified by the Bureau of Building. Other buildings are subject to enforcement by local authorities.

On April 6, 2006, HB 1406 was signed by the governor. The bill provides that the counties of Jackson, Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River enforce, on an emergency basis, all the wind and flood mitigation requirements prescribed by the 2003 International Residential Code and the 2003 International Building Code. These counties, and any other county in the state of Mississippi, may then choose to adopt the full versions of these two codes which reference the 2003 IECC.

SB 1281 (July 2013) mandates that all new commercial building construction beginning after July 1, 2013 adheres to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 energy efficiency standards. The bill grants local governments the authority to enforce the law as they see fit.


 
Contact:
  Terrence Spears
Mississippi Development Authority
Energy Division
P.O. Box 849
501 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-6600
Fax: (601) 359-6642
E-Mail: tspears@mississippi.org
Web Site: http://www.mississippi.org
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