State Code Status: MISSISSIPPI
Current Commercial Code
passed 4/23/2013; effective 7/1/2013
This mandatory statewide code also applies to state-owned buildings.
✔ Can use COMcheck to show compliance.
Current Residential Code
No mandatory code. ASHRAE 90-1975 applies to residential buildings on a voluntary basis. Residential building energy codes are currently set by local jurisdictions.
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Climate Zones: 2A, 3A
Code Adoption and Change Process
Code Change Process
The promulgation of a statewide mandatory energy code would have to proceed through the state legislature. Mississippi is a home rule state.
Code Change Cycle
The effective commercial code, ASHRAE 90.1-2010, was scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2016. However, House Bill 906 extended the period during which ASHRAE 90.1-2010 applies to commercial new construction. Taking effect on July 1, 2016, it amended Section 57-39-21, moving the date of repeal back another three years to July 1, 2019. HB 906 was signed by the governor on April 7, 2016.
Next Code Update
|July 1, 2013||
Implementation and enforcement of the new code, ASHRAE 90.1-2010, becomes mandatory.
See this SEEA press release for more information on energy efficiency legislation in 2013.
|April 23, 2013||
House Bill 1266 is signed into law, setting the mandatory energy code standard for commercial and state-owned buildings as ASHRAE 90.1-2010. HB 1281 updates Mississippi’s statewide commercial building energy code to ASHRAE 90.1-2010.
|February 20, 2012||
Senate Bill 2887 is introduced in the Mississippi Legislature. This bill amends Mississippi Code 57-39-21 that would task the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to develop commercial energy standards based on ASHRAE 90.1-2007. In May 2012, this bill fails in conference committee.
|February 19, 2008||
Senate Bill 2555, which would have set certain rules and regulations regarding energy performance in state-funded buildings, dies in committee.
ASHRAE 90-1975 becomes effective for state owned buildings, public buildings, and high-rise buildings. This code also applies to residential buildings on a voluntary basis.
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.
Mississippi toolkit is currently under construction.
News and Events
Population: 2,992,333 (US Census Bureau, 2015)
New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized by Permit Type (US Census Construction Statistics)
|3 or 4 units||184||65|
|5 or more units||1,087||930|
Commercial buildings: 1.5 MMT
Residential buildings: 1.7 MMT
Primary energy source:
Natural gas, 479.9 trillion BTU in 2012
1.1 quadrillion BTU in 2012
$15.3 billion in 2012
Energy snapshot: 55.2% of homes use electricity for heating, while 31% use natural gas.
This page was last modified on: December 5, 2016