Alabama Board to Develop Mandatory Residential Energy Code January 25
As directed by legislation passed in March 2010, the Alabama Residential Energy Codes Board will meet January 25 in a closed session to develop a mandatory statewide residential energy code, a first for Alabama. This is not a public hearing, and public comments will not be accepted. The legislation requires the code be at least as stringent as the 2006 IECC, but permits the Board to pursue a stronger code.
The state has previously adopted the Residential Energy Code for Alabama (RECA 2004) – based on the 2000 IECC – as a voluntary code for residential construction. Since December 2008, the 2006 IECC has been required for state building construction and encouraged for private commercial construction.