The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI), the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction (DHBC) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) are implementing a three-phase (three-year) program designed to study the statewide energy usage in new residential construction through an energy code survey. A brief project description along with status updates is provided below:
- Phase 1 (April 2015 through June 2015): Survey energy code baseline for the 2013 Kentucky Residential Code (2009 IECC Residential Code) following the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) methodology.
- Phase 2 (July 2015 through September 2016): Implement a series of activities designed to improve energy code installations in new home construction.
- Energy Codes Collaborative – Stakeholder group to provide input to energy code issues.
- Advanced Training Program – Series of live and web-based training sessions/workshops targeted at code measures highlighted in the Phase 1 survey.
- Circuit Rider Program – One energy code specialist will provide statewide assistance to code officials and builders.
- Energy Code Hotline – Hotline for anyone seeking assistance with code issues.
- Phase 3 (March 2017 through September 2017): The third phase will consist of a second code survey, with results to be compared to the Phase 1 baseline study to determine if the work done in Phase 2 has had a measurable, positive effect on energy code construction practices.
Program Resources and Codes Collaborative Materials
For questions regarding energy codes, contact Project Manager George Mann at (502) 385-1476 or via email at email@example.com