Residential Compliance Tools

A simplified code compliance tool was developed to evaluate compliance with the 2011 Arkansas Energy Code for New Building Construction based on current Arkansas building practices, technologies and product availability.

Each climate zone's compliance tool prescribes efficiency levels for walls and ceilings. When these prescribed insulation levels are used with an allowable window percentage (of the gross wall area) for a particular window frame type, then the building will comply with the thermal requirements of the 2011 Arkansas Energy Code for New Building Construction.

There are four distinct climate zones in Arkansas; a simplified compliance tool was developed for each of the four climate zones.  To view the simplified compliance tool for your area, find your county in the lists that accompany each of the climate zones below.

  • Climate Zone 6B: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Clark, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lincoln, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita, and Union counties 
  • Climate Zone 7B: Conway, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Garland, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Lee, Logan, Lonoke, Monroe, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sevier, St. Francis, White, Woodruff, and Yell counties 
  • Climate Zone 8: Clay, Cleburne, Craighead, Crawford, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Montgomery, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Randolph, Sebastian, Sharp, and Van Buren counties 
  • Climate Zone 9B: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Stone, and Washington counties