Minnesota IECC Energy Codes | COMcheck Compliance

Minnesota Energy Codes

Adequate steel building insulation is essential for residents, contractors and business owners in Minnesota due to the state’s proven history of cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. Many building owners cite thermal energy loss as one of their single biggest budget drains, and turn to Steel Building Insulation, a division of Building Outlet Corp., when their insulation is in need of repair or replacement.

Damage to metal building insulation can be caused by a variety of factors, among them moisture, condensation, fire and pests. Condensation issues are among the more common reasons metal building owners choose to repair their existing insulation, and can result from a lack of insulation, insufficient insulation or damaged or torn insulation. Applying insulation retrofit between purlins or wall girts can rectify existing costly condensation problems, while repairing damaged or inadequate insulation also results in substantial energy savings for Minnesota metal building owners. In fact, more than 50 percent of the vinyl-faced fiberglass insulation Steel Building Outlet distributes nationally is used for insulation retrofit application.

We are able to offer greatly reduced rates on insulation panels, fiberglass blankets, materials for repairs and installation tools and accessories. Our pre-cut insulation blankets are available with varying R-values depending on your desired level of effectiveness, and will arrive to you in color-coded, pre-cut rolls for a surprisingly simple installation process.

No matter the size or scope of your insulation repair or retrofit project, contact the Steel Building Outlet team today to find out how adequately insulating your metal building will save you tremendous amounts of money throughout the lifetime of your building.

IECC Minnesota

Current Building Energy Code for Minnesota: 2012 IECC with Amendments

Amendments / Additional State Code Information:

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Energy cost savings for Minnesota resulting from the state updating its commercial and residential building energy codes in accordance with federal law are significant, estimated to be on the order of nearly $207 million annually by 2030.

Approved Compliance Tool: COMcheck
*Code Enforcement is Mandatory in the State of Minnesota.

Minnesota Energy Code Climate Zones by County

LS = Fiberglass Insulation | ci = continuous insulation



IECC Climate Zone

Roof Insulation

Wall Insulation

AitkinVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
AnokaCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
BeckerVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
BeltramiVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
BentonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Big StoneCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Blue EarthCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
BrownCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
CarltonVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
CarverCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
CassVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ChippewaCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ChisagoCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ClayVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ClearwaterVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
CookVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
CottonwoodCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Crow WingVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
DakotaCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
DodgeCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
DouglasCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
FaribaultCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
FillmoreCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
FreebornCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
GoodhueCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
GrantVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
HennepinCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
HoustonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
HubbardVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
IsantiCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ItascaVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
JacksonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
KanabecVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
KandiyohiCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
KittsonVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
KoochichingVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Lac qui ParleCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
LakeVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Lake of the WoodsVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Le SueurCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
LincolnCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
LyonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
MahnomenVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
MarshallVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
MartinCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
McLeodCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
MeekerCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Mille LacsVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
MorrisonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
MowerCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
MurrayCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
NicolletCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
NoblesCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
NormanVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
OlmstedCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Otter TailVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
PenningtonVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
PineVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
PipestoneCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
PolkVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
PopeCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
RamseyCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Red LakeVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
RedwoodCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
RenvilleCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
RiceCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
RockCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
RoseauVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ScottCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
SherburneCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
SibleyCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
St. LouisVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
StearnsCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
SteeleCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
StevensCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
SwiftCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ToddCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
TraverseCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WabashaCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WadenaVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WasecaCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WashingtonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WatonwanCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WilkinVery Cold7AR-30+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WinonaCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WrightCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Yellow MedicineCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci

We work in all areas of Minnesota. Some areas include:

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Rochester, Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesota
Bloomington, Minnesota
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Plymouth, Minnesota
Eagan, Minnesota
Woodbury, Minnesota

Below is a list of the jobs we've completed in Minnesota:

Madison, Minnesota - Retrofit Insulation

We ship to Minnesota every other week. Our minimum freight charge is $100, which is typical for small orders, and our maximum, $250, which is standard for large orders. Accessories typically ship via UPS or FedEx, and freight is determined by the carrier.