Building Energy Efficiency Standard (BEES)

Last updated: 12 February 2019
The Building Energy Efficiency Standard (BEES) consists of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 and state specific amendments adopted by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) on June 18, 2014 for commercial mortgage loans and energy rebates and energy retrofits commercial and public buildings.

The AHFC Building Energy Efficiency Standard was established by the State of Alaska to promote the construction of energy efficient buildings. It sets building energy use standards for thermal resistance, air leakage, moisture protection, and ventilation.

BEES is currently comprised of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), ASHRAE 62.2 2016, and Alaska Specific Amendments to both. A minimum energy rating of 5 Star is required.

All buildings which began construction on or after January 1, 1992 must comply with the BEES if AHFC or other state financial assistance is to be used in the purchase of a loan.