Building Energy Code

June 18, 2023


Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

Kansas adopted the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as "the applicable state standard" for commercial and industrial buildings. Enforcement is provided by local jurisdictions; the state corporation commission has no authority to adopt or enforce energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial, or industrial structures. Many of Kansas’s larger jurisdictions have adopted either the 2009 or 2012 IECC.

As part of its ongoing monitoring of energy codes adoption across Kansas, the Energy Division annually surveys selected cities and counties. The results of the 2013 survey are summarized in the Kansas Building Codes Summary-2013.

Kansas also requires the disclosure of specific energy-efficiency information on all new homes, using the Kansas Energy Efficiency Disclosure form (see KSA 66-1228). Homebuilders and/or realtors must provide this information to all potential buyers.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
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Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Residential Code: Kansas has no statewide code for residential structures, but over 50% of the State’s current residential construction occurs in jurisdictions that have adopted either the 2009 or 2012 version of the IECC. For new residential construction, the State requires realtors and homebuilders to fill out an energy efficiency disclosure form and provide it to potential buyers.
Commercial Code: Kansas adopted the 2006 IECC as "the applicable state standard" for commercial and industrial buildings (see KSA 66-1227). Enforcement is provided by local jurisdictions.
Code Change Cycle: No set schedule. Most recent update: April 10, 2007


Name: Kansas Statutes § 66-1227
Date Enacted: 1997 (subsequently amended)


Organization: Kansas Corporation Commission
Address: 1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka KS 66604-4027
Phone: (785) 271-3170

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.