Nebraska

Current Codes

2009 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Mandatory
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Additional Code Information

Advocacy Opportunities

Status

Explanations

Adopt Mandatory Codes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

Nebraska has a mandatory statewide residential code based on the 2003 IECC. The code applies to all new buildings and renovations or additions. However, only those renovations that will cost more than 50 percent of the replacement cost of the building must comply with the code. 

 Commercial

Nebraska has a mandatory statewide commercial code based on the 2003 IECC. Cities and counties may adopt codes that differ from the Nebraska Energy Code; however, state law requires the adopted code to be equivalent.

Adopt an Automatic Review & Update Process

 

Nebraska does not observe a set schedule for reviewing and updating Nebraska’s energy codes. The last update took place on July 1, 2005

Create a Regulatory Process

 

Nebraska uses a legislative process for changes to the statewide energy code.

Improve Compliance

 

Residential

If a town or county has not adopted an energy code or does not wish to adopt an energy code, the Nebraska Energy Office will enforce the Code in that jurisdiction. Local jurisdictions are not required to adopt or enforce the code.

Commercial

If a town or county has not adopted an energy code or does not wish to adopt an energy code, the Nebraska Energy Office will enforce the Code in that jurisdiction. Local jurisdictions are not required to adopt or enforce the code.

 

Eliminate Weakening Amendments

   

Add Strengthening Amendments

   

Allow Innovation at the Local Level

 

Cities and counties may adopt codes that differ from the Nebraska Energy Code; however, state law requires the adopted code to be equivalent to the Nebraska Energy Code.
The City of Omaha is guiding the way for other cities to take the initiative in adopting updated codes by mandating the 2006 IECC in October 2007.

Set Milestones

In September of 2008, Nebraska won an award of $303,065 from the federal government to increase the state's economic and energy independence and become a national leader in energy efficiency and energy building code initiatives. The funding will provide necessary support for adoption and implementation of a commercial building energy code that is 30 percent beyond the building and lighting requirements set forth in ASHRAE 90.1-2004 and 2006 IECC.

Adopt Green Codes

   

August 2009

Resources:


ICLEI - international association of local governments and their associations
www.iclei.org
Nebraska has one local government member:
Hastings

Mayors Climate Protection Center

www.usmayors.org
Three Nebraska Mayors have signed The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement:
(City)
Bellevue, Lincoln, and Omaha.

Western Governors’ Association
www.westgov.org
Governor Dave Heineman is an active participant.

International Codes Council (ICC) Regional Support and State Offices:
Ms. Janice Moy
ICC Chicago District Office
4051 West Flossmoor Road
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
Phone: 1-888-422-7233, Ext. 4525
JMoy@iccsafe.org

Mr. Patrick Coughlin
Regional Manager
4719 Black Swan Drive
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216-1234
Phone: 1-888-422-7233, Ext. 6273
PCoughlin@iccsafe.org

 

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