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Posted on: March 30, 2021

New Minnesota Energy Codes: What do they mean?

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Join Fresh Energy and Don Sivigny, energy code specialist at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, on April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a conversation about updates to the new commercial energy code that came into effect last year. We will also discuss what is happening with the residential energy code. This free webinar was originally set for February but was rescheduled to April 30.

Beginning in March of 2020, the state updated Minnesota's commercial energy code from an amended version of the 2012 IECC, to an amended version of the 2018 IECC (which also allows for ASHRSE 90.1-2016 as an alternative). The US DOE has determined the 2018 IECC commercial provisions will result in 6.7 percent site energy savings from the previous version. Updates will include envelope tightness, lighting controls, equipment efficiencies and proper equipment sizing.

Don will also discuss possibilities for the commercial energy code in the future for our state, the residential energy code and the reasons why Minnesota did not make the change to the 2018 IECC residential provisions, and the "hot topic" subject of conditioned spaces, porches, and more.

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