Additional Code Information
LEGISLATIVE: Promulgation of a statewide energy code would have to proceed through the state legislature.
South Dakota does not have a set code change cycle.
South Dakota has no pending code update.
In 1978 when the South Dakota building code was first enacted, an energy code was part of Chapter 53 of the state building code. However, only three jurisdictions adopted the energy code portion of the state building code. As of 1994, no jurisdictions actively enforced the energy code portion of the state building code.
In 2009, the legislature passed SB 64, creating a voluntary residential energy code. Effective July 1, 2009, the 2006 IECC became the adopted voluntary standard for new residential buildings (South Dakota Title 11, Chapter 10, Section 7). Any builder or seller of a previously unoccupied new residential building which is a single-family or multifamily unit of four units or less shall disclose to the buyer or prospective buyer information regarding the energy efficiency of the residential building (§11-10-8). The builder's energy efficiency disclosure form can be found here (§ 11-10-10).
§ 11-10-4 authorizes counties and municipalities to enforce building codes and standards.
6A,5A (zones based on DOE's most recent zoning: zone numbers based on a spectrum, zone 1 represents very hot weather and zone 8 represents subarctic weather. Letters indicate climate type, A-Humid, B-Dry, C-Marine)
812,383 (2009, U.S. Census Bureau)
New Housing Units Authorized by Permit:
Total units: 3,884
Number of Housing Units by Structure Type:
1 unit: 2,664
2 units: 124
3 and 4 units: 186
5 or more units: 910
(2008, Real Estate Center)
Single family dwelling:2,664 (-26% less than previous year), and with an avarage value of $150,200 per unit.
(2008, Real Estate Center)
13.78 MMT CO2 (2007)
Petroleum: 50.1% (2007, EIA)
Total Annual Energy Consumption of 292.2 trillion Btu (2007, EIA)
3,585.2 Million Nominal Dollars (2007, EIA)
48% of the natural gas supply in South Dakota is consumed to heat residential homes.
Residential use of natural gas costs $14.75/thousand cubic ft.
South Dakota’s electricity is generated primarily by hydroelectric sources and coal fired power plants.
According to the United States Global Change Research Program, the Midwest has experienced rising average temperatures with the largest warming seen in the winter months. The growing season has been extended by one week because of earlier last spring frosts and precipitation has become more frequent including increased instances of heavy downpours. Since the 1980s, large heat waves have become more frequent than any time in the last century. These effects of climate change are predicted to continue, threatening the region’s economy, landscape, character, and quality of life.
Although South Dakota does not have an official climate action plan, the state has signed on to be an observer member of the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord which was signed by nine governors and two Canadian premiers in 2007 in recognition of the impacts that the Midwest has on climate change.
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