Building Energy Code (Alabama)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Alabama
Name Building Energy Code
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Code Change Cycle No set schedule. Most recent update effective October 1, 2012
Commercial Code 2009 IECC with Alabama amendments; ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007

Residential Code 2009 IRC with Alabama amendments

Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-21
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-02
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP web sites.

Legislation passed in March 2010 authorized the Alabama Energy and Residential Code (AERC) Board to adopt mandatory residential and commercial energy codes for all jurisdictions. This is the first time in Alabama’s history they will have mandatory energy codes throughout the state. The AERC Board voted to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code including the energy chapter with a few modifications and the 2009 IECC for commercial buildings. These mandatory codes took effect on October 1, 2012.

Click here for more information about Alabama's building codes.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Karen Clifton
Department Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Division Energy Division
Address PO Box 5690
Place Montgomery, Alabama
Zip/Postal Code 36103-5690
Phone (334) 242-5321


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"