Midwest Energy Codes Status Report - August 21, 2015

Midwest Energy Codes Status Report [August, 2015]

Midwest Energy Codes Status Report

[August 21, 2015]

Building Codes Activity


As noted in the July 31st Midwest Energy Codes Status Report, the 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code rules approved by the Capital Development Board (CDB) were intended to be filed in the August 7th Illinois Register. However, due to technical difficulties, these rules have not yet been published. According to the Illinois Rulemaking process, the First Notice period commences upon the publication of the rule in the Illinois Register, so the process will continue once the rules are published. MEEA will follow the process and provide updates as they become available.

Missouri - St. Louis County

At the August 12th St. Louis County Building Commission Meeting, the Missouri Sierra Club Chapter and nineteen residents delivered a petition (in the shape of a home) in support of adopting the 2015 Residential International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as written. In addition, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, as well as other technical experts in the field of healthy homes, Net-Zero Energy construction, home energy assessments, and low-income communities testified about the benefits the 2015 IECC will bring to St. Louis County and its residents.
This petition was delivered in response to the amendments being proposed to the 2015 Residential IECC by the St. Louis County Building Code Review Committee (BCRC), which would make the 2015 IECC less efficient than the current St. Louis County 2009 IECC.
For a full recap of the event, check out the MEEA unplugged blog.

Upcoming Events

6th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes & Benchmarking Conference

November 3-5, 2015

MEEA is hosting the 6th Annual Energy Building Codes & Benchmarking Conference in Minneapolis, MN from November 3 – 5, 2015. The first day, November 3, will focus on building energy benchmarking initiatives and best practices, as we hear from leaders and experts within the Midwest. The second and third day (half day), November 4-5, will be devoted to discussing adoption and compliance experiences in the Midwest, and emerging energy building codes trends. For more information and to register, click on MEEA’s Conference website.

Please contact Ian Blanding with questions about the conference. 

For more information on MEEA’s energy codes activities, please contact:
Isaac Elnecave | Senior Policy Manager
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Ian Blanding | Building Policy Associate
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

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