TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT DIVISION
The 1997 Louisiana Legislature enacted the Commercial Building Energy Conservation Code (R.S. 40:1730.45). Effective July 20, 2011, ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 - 2007 edition is the applicable Energy Standard for buildings except low-rise residential buildings, and the 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is the applicable standard for low-rise residential buildings.
Office of the State Fire Marshal's Energy Code Requirements and Links
Information about the Commercial Energy Conservation Code from the Office of the State Fire Marshal
Commercial Building Energy Conservation Code
Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1730.41
ACT 12 of the first extraordinary session of 2005 (R.S. 40:1730.22) implemented the first statewide residential building code, the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code. Effective January 2007, all one- and two-family residential dwellings were required to meet the requirements of the 2006 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC), including Part IV – Energy Conservation. On January 1, 2015 Louisiana adopted the 2012 IRC as the state mandated Uniform Construction Code. Upon this statewide adoption of the 2012 IRC, through the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council by way of Provision LAC 55:VI.301 and 901, Louisiana substituted Chapter 11, of the Energy Conservation requirements of the 2009 IRC, in lieu of the Chapter 11 Energy Conservation requirements of the 2012 IRC. As of January 1, 2015, Louisiana follows the energy conservation provisions of the 2009 IRC (2009 IECC).
The Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council (LSUCCC) reviews and adopts the state uniform construction code, provides training and education of code officials, and accepts all requests for amendments of the code. Specifically, the council determines whether amendments to the state uniform construction code are justified.
State Uniform Construction Code
Louisiana Revised Statutes: R.S. 40:1730.22(C) and (D), R.S. 40:1730.26 and R.S. 40:1730.28
Police Jury Association of Louisiana
Forty-one of state's sixty-four parishes operate under the Police Jury form of government. The Police Juries are an administrative body which perform legislative functions and includes responsibility for the enforcement of the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code.
Other Information / Links
Inserts to Louisiana Energy Facts pertaining to Commercial and Residential Energy Codes
State Energy Program (SEP)
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) State Energy Program supports the work of state energy offices to increase the energy efficiency of residential buildings.
Building Energy Codes Program (BECP)
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) site for code download, code assistance, code status and resource materials
In January 2015 Louisiana adopted the energy conservation provisions of the 2009 IRC (2009 IECC). Linked here is a presentation by the U.S. Department of Energy PNNL that shows the changes between the 2009 IECC and the 2006 IECC, In addition it provides other sources of information as well as brief overviews of REScheck and COMcheck.