State: Nebraska

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…)

Nebraska Notice of Public Hearing-Public Service Commission

Notice of public hearing from the Nebraska Public Service Commission. The intent of the public hearing is to determine the seal (insignia) fee amount. The hearing is scheduled for August 27, 2019 at the Commission Hearing Room. For the full address, meeting time, and additional information, please reference the formal notice.  (more…)

Nebraska Public Service Commission annual hearing to determine the seal fee

Nebraska Public Service Commission annual hearing to determine the seal (insignia) fee, please find the opinion and findings of the public hearing held on Wednesday, September 5. The commission followed the recommendations of Director Luttich resulting in the seal (insignia) fee and the (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…)