State: Colorado

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…)

Colorado mandatory codes starting January 1,2019

The following notification is as received from the state of Colorado regarding a Code change effective 07-01-18, with a 180-day transition period. From July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 Plans may be submitted to prior codes or the newly adopted codes. The entire set of either prior or new codes must be used. Starting on January 1, 2019 all plan submittals must be to the newly adopted codes. All units constructed after this date must comply with the newly adopted (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…)