Building Energy Efficiency Standard
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 2010, 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.
Compliance with the BEES is achieved by completing the PUR-101 and PUR-102; a Certificate of Occupancy can be used in lieu of a PUR-102 from an AHFC approved municipality. An AHFC Energy Rater is the only authorized entity who can complete the PUR-101.
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 lieu of the PUR-102.
- BEES Historical Timeline
- Rating Certificate and PUR-101 Example
- Alaska Specific Amendments: 2012 IECC and ASHRAE 62.2-2010
- 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
- ASHRAE 62.2-2010
- 2012 BEES Mandatory Measures Inspection Responsibilities
- 2018 IECC Alaska Specific Amendments
- 2018 IRC Alaska Specific Amendments
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Glossary of Terms