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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 08/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Residential Code:2013 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO), State-developed code based on 2009 IECC, 2009 IRC.
Commercial Code:2011 Ohio Building Code (OBC), based on 2009 IBC, 2009 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2007
Code Change Cycle:No set schedule. The most recent residential code update was adopted in 2012 and took effect in 2013. The most recent non-residential code update became effective November 1, 2011.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/ohio
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.

The Board of Building Standards is the primary state agency that protects the public's safety by: adopting rules governing the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of buildings in the state; certifying municipal, township, and county building departments to administer the code; and establishing minimum standards for construction materials.

The 2011 Ohio Building Code (OBC), adopted by the Board of Building Standards (BBS), is mandatory statewide for commercial buildings and became effective November 1, 2011. The BBS adopted the 2011 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) which is based on the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC, and took effect in 2013.

Compliance is determined through plan review and inspection at the local level by the local certified building department. If there is no certified building department within a jurisdiction, the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Industrial Compliance reviews and approves plans for commercial construction.

Access Ohio's Residential and Non-Residential Building Codes at: http://com.ohio.gov/dico/BCC.aspx


 
Contact:
  Steven Regoli
Ohio Department of Commerce
Board of Building and Standards
6606 Tussing Road
P.O. Box 4009
Reynoldsburg, , OH 43068-9009
Phone: (614) 644-2613
Fax: (614) 644-3147
E-Mail: steven.regoli@com.state.oh.us
Web Site: http://www.com.state.oh.us/
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