§ 23-27.3-18.104.22.168. State energy conservation code.
(a) The state building code standards committee shall adopt, an energy conservation code, which shall be based on appropriate nationally and internationally recognized models, and shall promulgate and administer the energy conservation code. The energy conservation code shall contain provisions pertaining to, but not limited to, the construction of buildings, the use of renewable energy resources in buildings, the efficient use of energy within buildings, and the orientation of buildings on their sites. The state energy conservation code shall at a minimum:
(1) For residential buildings, meet or exceed the most recently published International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), or achieve equivalent or greater energy savings. The state building code standards committee shall revise the state energy conservation code to comply with this requirement within one year of any update to the International Energy Conservation Code.
(2) For commercial buildings, meet or exceed the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESN A Standard 90.1-2007, or achieve equivalent or greater energy savings.
(b) The state building code standards committee shall develop a plan to achieve compliance with the building code(s) described in subdivisions (1) and (2) no later than February 17, 2017 in at least ninety percent (90%) of new and renovated residential and commercial building space in the state. Such plan shall include active training and enforcement programs and measurement of the rate of compliance each year.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 142, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 10, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 11, § 1.)