State Code Status: Kansas
Kansas does not have a mandatory statewide code. Please click here to view BCAP’s list of energy code adoptions in Kansas.
Current Commercial Code
2006 IECC, voluntary only
Current Residential Code
No statewide code; a significant number of jurisdictions have adopted an energy code for residential construction. (See link to list of local adoptions above.)
Climate Zones: 4A, 5A
Code Adoption and Change Process
Code Change Process
The Energy Division at the Kansas Corporation Commission monitors codes adoption across Kansas and conducts an annual survey of selected cities and counties.
Code Change Cycle
Updates to adopted codes are handled by local jurisdictions.
Next Code Update
The City of Overland Park issues a public notice that it will begin the process of reviewing the 2012 I-Codes, including the 2012 IECC, for adoption. A draft ordinance is expected in early fall 2011. The local building department anticipates the process to occur over the next several months. Overland Park is the second largest city in the state, and the largest suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.
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The Energy Efficiency Building Codes Working Group meets seven times to discuss code-related issues.
As recommended by the Kansas Energy Council, the Legislature amended KSA 66-1227 to adopt the 2006 IECC as the applicable standard for new commercial and industrial structures in Kansas. The energy efficiency disclosure statute (KSA 66-1228) was also amended to provide for more timely disclosure of the energy efficiency information for new homes to potential homebuyers, using a quantitative and comparative format that referenced the 2006 IECC. Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed these amendments into law in April 2007.
News and Events
- Where Are They Now? Kansas December 13, 2016