State: Maine

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…)

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…)

Maine Adoption of the 2015 International Residential Code
February 20, 2018

Memorandum as received from the Manufactured Housing Board with the State of Maine. The memo indicates a rule change effective August 13, 2018 and provides the following link for additional information. Please note, within this rule change is a code update to the 2015 International Residential Code with Amendments and 2017 National Electrical Code with Amendments. Each manufacturer will have one hundred eighty (180) calendar days or such additional time as the Board deems (more…)