State: Louisiana

Louisiana Amendments and ER Handwashing-Medical Facilities

Please find a link below to the LSUCCC Chapter 17 codes and amendments effective 1-1-2020 and emergency rule for handwashing requirements in medical facilities as received from Louisiana Office Of State Fire Marshal. The emergency rule is in effect until a normal rule can be promulgated. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Louisiana Amendments and the 2014 National Electrical Code

The 2015 International Codes (Including the 2015 International Residential Code) with Louisiana Amendments and the 2014 National Electrical Code are in effect for all projects submitted on or after February 1, 2018. Attached is rule  LAC 17:I.Chapter 1, from the Department of the Office of the State Fire (more…)