State: Alabama

Important Dates ENERGY STAR Tax Credit

As you may be aware, late last year Congress extended the $1,000 tax credit for each ENERGY STAR home completed through 2020 and made the credit retroactive to include homes completed in 2018 and 2019. During this period, we launched Version 2 of the ENERGY STAR requirements. SBRA is currently developing program rules that will apply to Version 2 homes. We will post information as it becomes available.  (more…)

Alabama MFG Housing Comm – Rules and Regulations Memo

Please find the following rule amendments by the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission (AMHC) on Rule 535-X-11.05(23). 535-X-11.07(3): Plans and specification are to be submitted stamped with written signature of registered architect and engineer. A written statement in letter form and notarized included in submittal stating that the registered professional has drawn the plan according to codes adopted by the Commission. 535-X-11-.13(a): Requirements for used units sited in Alabama. Plans reviewed by AMHC based on codes adopted at the time of construction. (more…)

Habitable Attic Egress Requirements

Please be aware of the definition and egress requirements of a habitable attic as it relates to dwellings built from the 2012 IRC. The 2009 and 2015 IRC verbiage is similar and still applicable. Attics that meet the size and ceiling height criteria of the “Habitable Attic” definition in Chapter 2 are considered habitable. This is applicable to finished and unfinished spaces. Habitable attics require a vertical access and emergency escape and rescue opening. Vertical access can be a fixed internal stair, ramp, or exterior stair. (more…)