Midwest Energy Codes Status Report - Feb 19, 2013

Midwest Energy Codes Status Report

February 2, 2013 – February 19, 2013

The following is a brief rundown of building energy codes activity in the Midwest/Plains states.

Building Energy Benchmarking, Rating and Disclosure Activity:


  • The City of Minneapolis finalized passage of an ordinance to require disclosure of commercial building energy consumption data.  This ordinance is the first of its kind in the Midwest region and will be implemented gradually.  In 2013 all city-owned buildings will report energy usage on buildings over 25,000 square feet, and by 2014 data will be available for all city buildings.  Private commercial buildings over 100,000 square feet must report energy consumption data in 2014, and in 2015 buildings over 50,000 square feet must report.
  • For more information, please visit our blog
  • You may contact Steve Kismohr, Senior Technical Manager at MEEA, for more on this initiative: skismohr@mwalliance.org.

Codes-Related Workshops and Promotions:

  • Clean Energy Ambassadors and Western Area Power Administration are hosting a two day infrared camera workshop in Madison, South Dakota, March 20-21, 2013.  Please visit the Clean Energy Ambassadors website for registration details.
  • International Code Council is holding a free webinar on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 that will discuss the major changes between the 2009 and 2012 IECC. For more information and registration instructions, follow this link to the ICC website.
  • The Department of Energy and International Code Council and ASHRAE are offering discounted prices for bulk purchases of code books.  Please follow this link to DOE’s energy codes website for more information.

For more information on MEEA’s energy codes activities, please contact:

Isaac Elnecave | Senior Policy Manager                          Matthew Giudice | Building Policy Associate
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance                                 Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
312.784.7253                                                                        312.374.0926
ielnecave@mwalliance.org                                                mgiudice@mwalliance.org