State: Colorado

Colorado-2020 NEC adoption effective 8/1/2020
September 1, 2020

Find the memo below regarding the adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code effective 8/1/2020 for units under the Factory-Built Structures program. In follow up to the post on 08-12-2020, the Colorado State Electrical Board updated Rule 1.2 to include the adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code without amendment, effective on August 1, 2020. This code update does apply to the Factory-Built Structures program, however rule (8 CCR 1302-14 2.5) applies allows for a transition period of 180 days after the effective date. (more…)

Colorado Building Codes & Standards Code Update to the 2020 NEC
August 12, 2020

The State of Colorado Electrical Board has adopted the 2020 NEC effective August 1, 2020. You have 180 days per the Administrative Rules to transition from 2017 to the 2020 NEC. You may also request a one-time extension in writing if you can’t complete the transition within the 180 days. You may also submit a revision to your already approved plans at the minimum fee of $50 to make the change. Please contact me if you need assistance to do this. (more…)

Colorado State Electrical Board has updated Rule 1.2
July 6, 2020

The Colorado State Electrical Board has updated Rule 1.2 in their Code of Regulations which includes the adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code without amendment and will become effective on August 1, 2020. A copy of the permanently adopted rule can be found in the notification. This code update does apply to the Factory-Built Structures program however rule (8 CCR 1302-14 2.5) applies a transition period of 180 days after (more…)

Colorado Revision to the Thermal Expansion Control-water heater
May 14, 2020

Please find the memo update below regarding Thermal Expansion Control for Water Heaters as received from The Colorado Building Codes & Standards. Effective 5/6/20 a Temporary Moratorium will be in place relaxing the mandatory requirement of Thermal Expansion Tank unit installation at the factory until a majority decision is reached by the DOH, ORO Technical Advisory Committee.(more…)

Colorado Electrical Board NEMA Code Alert
May 8, 2020

The Colorado Electrical Board has scheduled a public hearing to be held via webinar or in-person at 1560 Broadway, Suite 110D, Denver, CO 80202 on May 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., to consider the adoption of proposed Rule 1.2 (Standards) which will adopt the 2020 National Electrical Code…… More ››
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Colorado Thermal Expansion Control-Water Heaters
April 1, 2020

The Colorado Building Codes & Standards has identified the installation of thermal expansion controls are not consistently being installed in factory-built residential structures. Effective immediately thermal expansion controls will be required to be shown on plan submittals and installation will be field verified during the inspection.

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State of Colorado Electrical Board will hold a Stakeholder Meeting
March 6, 2020

The State of Colorado Electrical Board will hold a Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the proposed rule changes to Rule 1.2, which includes the adoption of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code. The Stakeholder Meeting will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020. You can attend the meeting in person or by webinar. Written comments can be submitted by Thursday, March 12, 2020. (more…)

Important Dates ENERGY STAR Tax Credit
January 31, 2020

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
July 23, 2018

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
July 3, 2018

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…)