Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board

In March 2010, legislation was signed giving the Alabama Energy​ and Residential Codes (AERC) Board the authority to adopt mandatory residential and commercial energy codes for the entire state. It also gave the board the authority to adopt mandatory residential building codes for jurisdictions that had not implemented such a code prior to March 2010.​

AERC Board Members​


News / Announcements

The next meeting of the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The meeting will take place in room 342 of the Alabama Center for Commerce, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104.


At the April 6 meeting of the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board, the Board approved the previously proposed changes to §305-2-4-.02 through 305-2-4-.04 as well as §305-2-4-.09. The code as amended is available below. Additionally, the Board proposed an amendment to §305-2-4-.10, the Alabama Residential Energy Code, regarding Section 403.3.4 (N1103.3.4), Duct Leakage (Prescriptive).

2017-04 - Notice of Intent - Amendment - 305-2-4-.10 - Residential Energy Code​


As stated in Section R101.5.1, Compliance Materials, of the Alabama Residential Energy Code (§305-2-4-.10, Code of Alabama 1975), the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board has the authority to approve compliance materials that meet the intent of the code. Because the Department of Energy’s ResCheck calculator is not compatible with the amendments made by Alabama, the ADECA Energy Division published a Request for Proposal (RFP) to award a grant for the development of a compliance calculator tool. The grant was awarded to Southface Energy Institute. The new compliance calculator tool is now available for download below. Compliance verified using this tool is an acceptable replacement for ResCheck..

2015 Alabama Residential Energy Code Compliance Calculator


Residential Energy and Building Codes

Effective October 1, 2016, the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board has adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, with amendments, as the Alabama Residential Energy Code, and the 2015 International Residential Code, with amendments, as the Alabama Residential Building Code.

Alabama Energy and Residential Codes​ (Updated 05/2017)


Commercial Energy Code

As of January 1, 2016, the Alabama Commercial Energy Code is either the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code or ASHRAE 90.1-2013.

2015 Alabama Commercial Energy Code

 

Adoption Package

The 2015 Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Adoption Package is intended to provide a resource to assist local governments in adopting and implementing local codes consistent with those adopted at the state level by the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board, and to reduce the administrative burden associated with complying with Alabama State Law (§41-23-80 through 85, Code of Alabama 1975).

2015 Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Adoption Package​


 

AERC Board Meeting Minutes

  
  
2017_01_17 - AERC Meeting Minutes.pdf2017_01_17 - AERC Meeting Minutes
2016_10_07 – AERC Meeting Minutes.pdf2016_10_07 – AERC Meeting Minutes
2016_07_28 - AERC Meeting Minutes.pdf2016_07_28 - AERC Meeting Minutes
2016_05_04 - AERC Meeting Minutes.pdf2016_05_04 - AERC Meeting Minutes
2015_09_17 - AERC Meeting Minutes.pdf2015_09_17 - AERC Meeting Minutes
2015_07_07 - AERC Meeting Minutes.pdf2015_07_07 - AERC Meeting Minutes
2015_04_09 - AERC Meeting Minutes.pdf2015_04_09 - AERC Meeting Minutes
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Code Information Mailing List

The ADECA Energy Division and the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board are working to develop a database of all building and code officials in Alabama. Also, we are creating a mailing list for anyone interested in receiving notifications of Alabama Energy and Residential Code (AERC) Board meetings, code amendments, or other information related to the AERC.

Your information will not be made public or shared without your express consent, nor will you be added to any mailing lists without that same consent.

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