Iowa Building Codes and Contacts

The following information is reprinted with permission from the Building Codes Assistance Project:
Iowa climate zones
Current Commercial Code

Iowa State Energy Code, based on the 2012 IECC with state-specific amendments
passed 3/12/2014, effective 6/1/2014

Current Residential Code

Iowa State Energy Code, based on the 2012 IECC with state-specific amendments
passed 3/12/2014, effective 6/1/2014

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Climate Zones: 5A, 6A

Code Adoption and Change Process

Code Change Process

Code updates are initiated by the Iowa Building Code Commission within the Building Code Bureau of the Fire Marshal’s Division of the Department of Public Safety.

Code Change Cycle

Iowa’s code update process is concurrent with the three-year ICC model code update cycle.

Next Code Update

Iowa is in the process of adopting the 2015 I-codes.

Iowa Code Contacts

David Ruffcorn, AIA
Design/Energy Engineer
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Building Code Bureau
Email: ruffcorn@dps.state.ia.us

Brian Bishop
Construction/Design Engineer
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Email: bishop@dps.state.ia.us

Isaac Elnecave
Senior Policy Manager
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
Email: ielnecave@mwalliance.org

This information was compiled by the Building Codes Assistance Project, and used with their permission.