Chapter 1322, Minnesota Residential Energy Code
The Department of Labor and Industry has canceled the hearing scheduled for May 18, 2020, regarding the appropriateness of amending the existing Minnesota Residential Energy Code, Minnesota Rules, chapter 1322. The hearing will be rescheduled for a future date and time to be yet determined.
Adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) has been delayed and it will not be effective in Minnesota on July 1, 2020, as anticipated. The Board of Electricity received 25 valid requests for hearing regarding the adoption of the 2020 NEC. That hearing has been rescheduled to Aug. 19, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)
Adoption of the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Residential Energy Codes with amendments
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will conduct a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, for the purposes of taking public comment and testimony regarding the appropriateness of amending the existing Minnesota (more…)
2020 Minnesota Conservation Code for Existing Buildings
2020 Minnesota Residential Code
2020 Minnesota Building Code
2020 Minnesota Energy Code
Note: The 2015 Minnesota Residential Energy Code remains in effect.
2020 Minnesota Accessibility Code
2020 Minnesota Mechanical/Fuel Gas Code – Effective April 6, 2020
2020 Minnesota State Fire Code
Please find the notification below as received from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry regarding the intent to adopt the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code. The Dual Notice, proposed rules and Statement of Need and Reasonableness, along with other information about the status of the rulemaking, are available in the rulemaking docket. The code update will go into effect without a public hearing unless 25 or more persons request a hearing and a notice of hearing if 25 or more requests for hearing are received. The comment period for this rulemaking ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Please see rulemaking docket for additional instruction on written comments, questions and requests. (more…)
See BU – IIBC 2019 Actions bulletin describing the actions taken by the Commission during the July 2019 annual meeting. They include:
As you may be aware, late last year Congress extended the $1,000 tax credit for each ENERGY STAR home completed through 2020 and made the credit retroactive to include homes completed in 2018 and 2019. During this period, we launched Version 2 of the ENERGY STAR requirements. SBRA is currently developing program rules that will apply to Version 2 homes. We will post information as it becomes available. (more…)
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requests comments on its possible amendment to Minnesota Rules, chapter 1307, “Elevators and Related Devices.” The existing Minnesota Rules chapter 1307 incorporates chapter 30 of the 2012 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) and incorporates by reference several standards published by the American Society (more…)
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry intends to adopt permanent rules governing the adoption of the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code, Minnesota Rules, chapter 1309.
The following document related to this rulemaking will be published in the Sept. 16, 2019, edition of the State Register: (more…)
One item covered in the newsletter is the adoption process for the 2018 I-Codes and the administrative requirements of the State Building Code. The Construction Codes Advisory Council (CCAC) met June 21, 2018, to review a report from Technical Advisory Groups about seven of the 2018 I-Codes and the administrative requirements of the State Building Code. With the exception of the model residential energy code, the CCAC recommended DLI move forward with the adoption of the 2018 I-Codes with amendments (more…)
Please be aware of the definition and egress requirements of a habitable attic as it relates to dwellings built from the 2012 IRC. The 2009 and 2015 IRC verbiage is similar and still applicable. Attics that meet the size and ceiling height criteria of the “Habitable Attic” definition in Chapter 2 are considered habitable. This is applicable to finished and unfinished spaces. Habitable attics require a vertical access and emergency escape and rescue opening. Vertical access can be a fixed internal stair, ramp, or exterior stair. (more…)
The “2018 International Model Codes Review” is attached, as received from the state of Minnesota. This report summarizes the findings of the Technical Advisory Groups, public comments received between May 15 and June 1, 2018, and comments and concerns received at the CCAC meeting on June 21, 2018. Please note, however, that recommendations on adoption of the Residential Energy Code, Chapter 1322, are included here for informational purposes but were not discussed at the CCAC meeting. (more…)