103A.8A  Minimum energy efficiency standard.

The state building code commissioner shall adopt as a part of the state building code a requirement that new single- family or two-family residential construction shall meet an established minimum energy efficiency standard. The standard shall be stated in terms of the home heating index developed by the physics department at Iowa state university of science and technology. The minimum standard shall be the average energy consumption of new single-family or two-family residential construction as determined by a survey conducted by the energy and geological resources division of the department of natural resources of the average actual energy consumption, as expressed in terms of the home heating index. The minimum standard shall only apply to single-family or two-family residential construction commenced after the adoption of the standard.

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 147, § 2; 88 Acts, ch 1134, § 23

Internal References

  Referred to in § 103A.8

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