Regulates the design, alteration, repair, addition, change of occupancy and relocation of existing buildings and structures, including historic buildings. This code does not apply to buildings or structures regulated by the 2015 Minnesota Residential Code. Book contains regulations for building conservation using both prescriptive and performance-based provisions with emphasis on performance. These regulations may often be less restrictive than the International Building Code, making building conservation and reuse of existing buildings more cost effective while maintaining building safety. Is in Minnesota Rules Chapter 1311. The rule adopts by reference Chapters 2 through 16 of the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) and includes amendments to the IEBC. The 2015 Minnesota Conservation Code for Existing Buildings is a custom code book published for Minnesota by the International Code Council (ICC). It includes Minnesota amendments into the body of changed sections and reads as a unified code book. It also includes a Minnesota chapter about Administration. There is no longer a need to separately purchase the ICC model code and Minnesota amendments and refer to them both. Now they are contained in a single reformatted Minnesota-specific code book. The Conservation Code for Existing Buildings is effective January 24, 2015.