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Indiana

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 08/27/2012
Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2005 Indiana Residential Code with 2011 Amendments (2009 IECC, 2009 IRC Mandatory)
Commercial Code:2010 Indiana Energy Conservation Code (ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Mandatory).
Code Change Cycle:State codes are revised as necessary. Most recent update effective November 2, 2011
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/indiana
Summary:

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 websites.

The Indiana Residential Building Code is based on the 2003 IRC with state amendments (eff. 9/11/05). This code applies to 1 and 2 family dwellings and townhouses. During the adoption process, certain seismic provisions were weakened, primarily affecting nine southwestern counties. Local jurisdictions may amend to make the code more stringent with state approval only.

The Building Code Enforcement Branch under the Fire and Building Safety Commission encourages the development of building code law enforcement programs within state agencies and political subdivisions and exercises any program of supervision that is approved by the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission. The branch enforces building laws and related variances as well as other orders that apply to Class I structures (buildings other than one- and two-family dwellings), industrialized buildings and mobile structures. The local building official is responsible for the enforcement of the requirements for all one- and two-family dwellings (Class 2).

Currently, the commercial code references ASHRAE 90.1-2007 and the residential code references 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC. 


A sample building ordinance by county is available here.

More information about building code enforcement is available here.


 
Contact:
  John R. Weesner
TSREI
Fire and Building Services
402 W. Washington St. #246
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-4337
Fax: (317) 232-0146
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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