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Division of Efficiency & Conservation
Kentucky Residential Energy Code Improvement Study

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.
  • 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. Preliminary Phase 3 results were presented at the September 27, 2017 Codes Collaborative meeting.

Program Resources and Codes Collaborative Materials