State: New Jersey

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…)

New Jersey Code Alert – State’s Electrical & Building Codes

Please find the notification as received from NEMA regarding effective dates for the next version of the State’s Electrical and Building Codes. Please note, Manufacturers with building systems currently on file will have a 6 month-month grace period to incorporate the new code. State of New Jersey The State of New Jersey has posted the effective dates for the next version of the State’s Electrical and Building Codes. September 3, 2019. (more…)

New Jersey Code Update – effective 09-03-2019

The state of New Jersey has posted a code update, effective 09-03-2019. Manufacturers with building systems currently on file will have a 6 month-month grace period to incorporate the new code. The new code is based on the 2018 versions of the I-Codes, the 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code, and the 2017 National Electrical Code. For additional information please visit the Department of Community Affairs Codes and (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…)