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Effective August 27, 2011 the Nebraska Energy Code is IECC 2009/ASHRAE 90.1-2007

If your 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 your jurisdiction.

Questions regarding energy code compliance can be directed to Lynn K. Chamberlin at the Nebraska Energy Office.

What You Should Look for in a New Home
The following information is available for consumers interested in a new home which meets the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

Aids for Designers, Builders and Code Officials
The following information is available for designers, builders, codes officials and others interested in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

Energy Code Workshop Opportunities
On occasion, the Nebraska Energy Office offers free energy code training workshops. These opportunities are made available as part of the Nebraska Energy Office's continuing effort to assist local code officials, architects, engineers and others in their understanding of the requirements and savings opportunities associated with the latest energy conservation codes.

State, County and City Energy Codes
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.
Online Energy Code Resources and Learning Tools
Energy Code Statutes, Rules and Regulations
Energy Code Studies
Code History
    In 1980, the Unicameral passed LB954 which established the Nebraska Building Energy Conservation Standard, which was ASHRAE 90-75. In 1983, the Legislature replaced the Nebraska Building Energy Conservation Standard with the Nebraska Energy Standard, which was the 1983 Model Energy Code. In 2004, LB 888, which was unanimously passed by the Legislature, had two goals: 1) replace the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with the 2003 IECC for state-owned buildings; and 2) replace 1983 Model Energy Code with the 2003 IECC in the Nebraska Energy Code which applies to all buildings across the state.

LB 329, which updates the Nebraska Energy Code from the 2003 IECC to the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007, was passed by the state's Unicameral Legislature on April 8, 2011 and signed by the Governor on April 14, 2011. The new code became effective August 27, 2011.
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