Commercial Building Energy Codes Working Group

The Division of Energy, as Missouri’s State Energy Office and recipient of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, is required to assess and report to the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) the status of building energy codes in our state. We need the assistance of local jurisdictional building code authorities and the commercial building community to accomplish this assessment.

What is the working group’s goal? To develop and implement a process to measure and meet commercial building energy code goals in Missouri through collaboration with local jurisdictional authorities and the building community.

What is Missouri’s energy code goal? For purposes of this assessment, for Missouri to meet the building energy code 90% compliance requirement of ARRA Section 410 for all new construction and retrofitted buildings by 2017.

What is compliance? A measurement of energy code provisions that are successfully implemented during the construction or remodeling of a building.

Why measure compliance? To obtain accurate data on Missouri’s buildings, to identify opportunities to enhance future compliance rates and capture greater energy savings, and to concurrently educate participating agencies about energy codes and standards.

How to measure compliance? The working group will generally follow guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program report “Measuring State Energy Code Compliance

Working Group Meetings

The initial working group meeting was held in Columbia, MO on August 8th, 2013. The next meeting has yet to be scheduled.

If you would like to be notified of the next meeting or would like to join the working group, please e-mail