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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
effective 4/10/2007

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.)

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Kansas climate zones

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.

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August 2011

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.

2009 – 2011

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.

House Bill No. 2036

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State Toolkit

This feature allows users to track progress towards goals of adoption, compliance, and implementation in their state. If you have any updates about strides that your state has made in any of the categories below, please contact BCAP.

The Kansas toolkit is currently under construction.



Preston Miller
Energy Consultant
Energy Division
Kansas Cooperation Commission


Isaac Elnecave
Senior Policy Manager
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

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Basic Facts

Population: 2,911,641 (US Census Bureau, 2015)

Construction Activity:
New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized by Permit Type (US Census Construction Statistics)

Year 2014 2015
Total Units 7,459 8,644
1 unit 4,874 5,064
2 units 302 582
3 or 4 units 147 158
5 or more units 2,136 2,840

CO2 Emissions:

Commercial buildings: 2.0 MMT
Residential buildings: 4.2 MMT
(EIA, 2015)

Energy data:

Residential building energy consumption:
220.8 trillion BTU in 2012

Commercial building energy consumption:
208.1 trillion BTU in 2012

Energy expenditures: $14.27 billion in 2012

Energy snapshot: According to EIA, the residential sector in Kansas consumes 20.3% of overall energy and the commercial sector consumes 18.1%.

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