Enhanced statewide. Current program: Decentralized, basic I/M program with annual inspections is operating statewide. Proposed: Biennial, test-only, IG 240 mass-based transient test. The implementation will have three phases: design and training (1996-97), systems implementation (1997-98) and full fleet testing (1999+).
Residential Energy Code: 95 MEC with amendments, mandatory statewide. Commercial Energy Code: ASHRAE/IES 90.1 and additional state developed codes, mandatory statewide. The 95 MEC, recently adopted as the state's residential code, is scheduled to become effective September 1, 1997. WINDOW DISTRIBUTORS IN THE STATE HAVE MADE A FORMAL SUBMISSION TO THE STATE BOARD OF BUILDING REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS (BBRS) TO DELAY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 95 MEC. THE DISTRIBUTORS ASSERT THAT THEIR PRESENT INVENTORY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE SOLD UNDER THE NEW REQUIREMENTS. THE SUBMISSION WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE BBRS AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON MAY 27, 1997. Commercial code development is proceeding through the Multi-State Commercial Code project, which is seeking an enhanced 90.1 that is "usable and enforceable." The BBRS will review adoption of COMcheck-EZTM as part of their commercial code. The state received FY96 DOE funding for residential and commercial training and to continue the Multi-State Commercial Code Project.