Energy DivisionA Division of the Kansas Corporation Commission, funded through the federal State Energy Program (SEP).
Kansas Building Energy Codes
Because Kansas is a home rule state, the responsibility for adoption and enforcement of building energy codes lies with local jurisdictions. As part of its ongoing monitoring of energy codes adoption across Kansas, the Energy Division annually surveys selected cities and counties: the results of the 2013 survey are summarized in the Kansas Building Codes Summary-2013.
Although local jurisdictions maintain authority for codes adoption and enforcement, the State has adopted the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as the applicable state standard for new commercial and industrial structures (see K.S.A. 66-1227). For new homes, the State requires homebuilders and realtors to disclose certain energy-efficiency information, using the Kansas Energy Efficiency Disclosure form (see KSA 66-1228).
As part of its plan for monitoring energy codes compliance, the Energy Division has established the Kansas Codes Collaborative. This new stakeholder group will strengthen the energy codes compliance program and will focus on monitoring, training, and enforcement. Learn more.