BEES - Alaska Building Energy Efficiency Standard
The Alaska 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 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), ASHRAE 62.2 2010 and Alaska Specific Amendments to both.
All new residential homes and community-owned buildings which began construction on or after January 1, 1992 must comply with BEES if AHFC or other state financial assistance is to be used in construction or the purchase of a loan.
Meeting BEES is achieved by having an authorized individual sign-off on the PUR-101 form.
AHFC Financing Compliance
Meeting AHFC financing requirements is achieved by having a completed PUR-101 and PUR-102. A Certificate of Occupancy may be substituted from an approved municipality in place of the PUR-102.
- AHFC Seminars and Workshops
- History and Definitions (Information on certifying existing homes to BEES)
- PUR-101 (PDF 90KB)
- PUR-101 Instructions (JPEG 261KB)
- PUR-102 (PDF 1445KB. Not part of BEES, but required for AHFC financing)
- BEES Compliance Certification List (PDF 111KB)
- BEES Compliance Certification Requirements
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
- Alaska Specific Amendments (PDF 288KB)
- ASHRAE 62.2, 2010
- PROPOSED – Alaska Specific Amendments to the IECC 2012
- 2012 International Energy Conservation Code