What does this mean for you?
Regional Building Department (RBD) is bringing the 2015 codes and the International Energy Conservation Code to El Paso County.
These code changes won’t require a complete overhaul for your current building process, because RBD has included flexibility in their adoption of the code, making the code transition meaningful, and adaptable at the same time.
Key things you need to know:
- The code presents multiple pathways; selecting the best pathway is critical.
- Building a 2×4 wall is a possibility, but you won’t be able to use the prescriptive path.
- The simulated performance alternative allows trade-offs which can help you maintain your current energy specifications.
- Through code compliance, EnergyLogic can generate your HERS Index score to help position and market your homes, and to help ensure that you receive eligible utility incentives.
- Pikes Peak Regional Building Code Implementation Documentation Link
RBD is now accepting new plan submissions under the 2015 IECC.
- New plan submission is required, which presents an opportunity to change building pathways.
- Blower door and duct leakage testing are required.
- New HVAC designs are required, which presents an opportunity to evaluate, and potentially change, HVAC designers.
- Building cavities are not allowed as ductwork.
How can you best prepare?
EnergyLogic is well versed in the new code and is prepared to support our partners to make this transition as painless as possible. We understand that the path to a successful partnership means working together in all phases of the building process to ensure that everyone has input and is apprised of both cost-effective and flexible options to achieve code compliance.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a time to discuss pathways that meet your needs, please please email Robby Schwarz.
Who to Contact:
Principal, Director of Builder Relations