Building Energy Codes Programs

NOTICE (12/01/2019): The Arkansas Energy Office is working to draft an updated state energy code. We are currently engaged in a public process to determine the new code, relying on stakeholder advocates to suggest amendments to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.

You can participate in the process by following EnergyCodeStakeholders—emaillist and checking back on this webpage for information. To recommend amendments to the 2018 International Energy Code, please download and submit the amendment form found below.

DRAFT 2021 Arkansas Energy Code Amendments and Supplements vMar3.pdf

Arkansas Amendment Form.doc

Minutes Builder Forum Dec 16 2020.pdf

Stakeholder Public Meeting Schedule 2021 v6.pdf

Minutes Stakeholder meeting February 5, 2021.pdf

Arkansas currently uses the 2014 Arkansas Energy Code for commercial and residential construction, which is based on the International Energy Conservation Code-2009 and ASHRAE 90.1-2007. The Arkansas General Assembly authorized the Arkansas Energy Office to promulgate these regulations in Section 3(B)(2)(c) of Act 1981.