State: Missouri

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…)

Missouri adopted the 2017 NEC & 2018 ICC building codes

On July 6, 2018 the City of Saint Louis, MO adopted the 2017 NEC without amendment along with the 2018 ICC building codes with an effective date of August 1, 2018. (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…)

Missouri Code of State Regulations Information Bulletin Governing Modular Units

The Missouri Code of State Regulations Information Bulletin governing modular units, Chapter 123 4CCSR 240-123. Effective March 30, 2018 all new modular unit models are required to be constructed to the 2015 IRC, 2015, IBC and the 2014 NEC. Approved existing models are valid until October 1, 2018. The Seal Application, Plan Approval & Plan Review forms indicating 2015 codes (as referenced in the letter) can be found in the (more…)