Minnesota Commercial State Building Code Chapter 1323
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) released the first draft of the updated residential energy code on April 7, 2014, and the adoption notice was published in the Minnesota State Register on August 18, 2014. The new residential energy code is based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with some amendments. The commercial code is based on the 2012 IECC Chapters 2 (CE) through 5 (CE) with an option to use ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010. The state is expected to release a draft version of the new Minnesota energy code for commercial buildings late 2014 or early 2015.
The code establishes a minimum code of standards for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, and repair of non-residential buildings governing matters including design and construction standards regarding heat loss control, illumination, and climate control pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 326B.101, 326B.106, and 326B.13.
The following are exemptions from the code:
Buildings that do not use either electricity or fossil fuel; and
Equipment and portions of building systems that use energy primarily to provide for industrial or
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