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5 October Alabama


State of Alabama

The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes (AERC) Board has proposed updates to the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes as follows:

The Energy Subcommittee has recommended adoption of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 to replace the current 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The AERC has accepted this recommendation and has adopted the updated standard as the Alabama Commercial Energy Code in Rule 305-2-4-.08 with an effective date of January 1, 2016.

The Energy Subcommittee has also recommended adoption of the 2015 edition of the IECC to replace the current 2009 edition of the IECC. The AERC has accepted this recommendation and has adopted the updated code as the Alabama Residential Energy Code in Rule 305-2-4-.10 with an effective date of October 1, 2016. The Energy Subcommittee will meet on October 9, 2015 to review and consider proposed amendments to the updated code. The meeting will be held at 10:00 AM in Room 342 of the Alabama Center for Commerce at 401 Adams Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Building Subcommittee has recommended adoption of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) to replace the current 2009 edition of the IRC. The AERC has accepted this recommendation and has voted to adopt the updated code as the Alabama Residential Building Code in Rule 305-2-4-.09 with an effective date of October 1, 2016. A public comment hearing will be held on October 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM in Room 342 of the Alabama Center for Commerce at 401 Adams Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama. Written public comments will be accepted until November 4, 2015. The Building Subcommittee will meet on November 19, 2015 to review and consider all public comments received. The meeting will be held at 10:00 AM in Room 342 of the Alabama Center for Commerce at 401 Adams Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama.

The AERC will hold a meeting on December 4, 2015 to complete the final rulemaking for the updated Residential Energy Code and Residential Building Code. The meeting will be held at 10:00 AM in Room 342 of the Alabama Center for Commerce at 401 Adams Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama.

Contact: Bryan Holland, Bryan.Holland@nema.org

 

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