HOUSE BILL No. 2131
An Act concerning certain thermal efficiency standards; amending K.S.A. 66-1227 and
66-1228 and repealing the existing sections.
Section 1. K.S.A. 66-1227 is hereby amended to read as follows: 66-
1227. (a) The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engi-
neers/Illuminating Society of North America 1989 90-1 Standard or Code
(ASHRAE/IES 90.1-89) International Energy Conservation Code 2003
(IECC 2003) is hereby adopted as the applicable thermal efficiency stan-
dard for new commercial and industrial structures in this state.
(b) The state corporation commission has no authority to adopt or
enforce energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial or indus-
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude a city or
county from adopting or enforcing thermal efficiency standards for struc-
tures within the jurisdiction of such city or county.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 66-1228 is hereby amended to read as follows: 66-
1228. (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), the person building or
selling a previously unoccupied new residential structure shall disclose to
the buyer the buyer or a prospective buyer, upon request or prior to
closing, information regarding the thermal efficiency of the structure on
a form prepared and disseminated by the state corporation commission,
which form shall be substantially as follows:
____ 1. Has been built to meet the energy efficiency standards of the Model Energy
Code of 1993 International Energy Conservation Code 2003.
____ 2. Has received a Home Energy Rating score of 80 or greater when performed in
accordance with the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating System Accreditation
Standard (June 15, 2002) by a rater certified and listed by the Residential Energy Services
____ 2. 3. Has been built to include the following energy efficiency elements:
(1) Insulation values (R-value of insulation installed) for each of the following:
Ceiling with attic above R-value ____
Cathedral ceiling R-value ____
Opaque walls R-value ____
Floors over unheated spaces R-value ____
Floors over outside air R-value ____
Basement and percent of basement walls underground ____
(2) Thermal properties of windows and doors for each of the following:
Entry door(s) R-value ____
Sliding door(s) R-value ____
Other exterior doors R-value ____
Garage to house door R-value ____
Window U-value (determined from NFRC rating label or default table) ____
(3) HVAC equipment efficiency levels:
Gas fired forced air furnace AFUE rating ____
Electric heat pump HSPF rating ____
Air conditioning systems:
Electric unit SEER rating ____
Electric heat pump EER rating ____
Ground source heat pump EER rating ____
Duct insulation levels: Insulation R-value of ducts outside envelope ____
Manual control type ____
Automatic set-back type ____
(4) Water heating efficiency levels:
Water heater fuel type ____
Water heater capacity ____
NAECA energy factor ____''
(b) If a structure is subject to both the national manufactured housing
construction and safety standards act (42 U.S.C. 5403) and the federal
trade commission regulation on labeling and advertising of home insula-
tion, 16 CFR section 460.16, both as in effect on the effective date of this
act, the builder or seller may disclose, instead of the information required
by subsection (a), the information regarding such structure that is re-
quired to be disclosed pursuant to such federal act and regulation.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 66-1227 and 66-1228 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 16, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003