Minnesota Commercial State Building Code Chapter 1323


The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) released the first draft of the updated commercial energy code on April 7, 2014, and the adoption notice was published in the Minnesota State Register on August 18, 2014. The Minnesota Rules Chapters 1322 and 1323 adopts by reference Chapters 2(RE) through 5(RE) for residential, 2(CE) through 5(CE) for commercial, and optional ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and Minnesota amendments to the 2012 IECC. The IECC includes requirements for both residential and commercial buildings The state is expected to release a draft version of the new Minnesota energy code for commercial buildings 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 manufacturing processes.

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Based on: 
Date Passed: 
Monday, August 18, 2014
Date Effective: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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