New Eagle County building codes take effect Jan.1 |

New Eagle County building codes take effect Jan.1

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – As of Jan. 1, all construction work in unincorporated Eagle County will be regulated based on the 2009 edition of the International Building Codes and adopted amendments. A complete list of the codes and amendments is available for review at

New for 2010, the county has adopted the International Energy Conservation Code with two amendments. Specifically, the amendments require boilers and/or furnaces that are a minimum 92 percent efficient and windows with a maximum U-rating of .30.

Eagle County’s Environmental Policy Planner Adam Palmer said the cost difference between windows with a U-.30 rating compared to the U-.35 rating required by the conservation code is approximately 2 percent, while the energy savings and rebates are significantly more. “Homeowners can take advantage of a tax credit for 30 percent of the total cost of the windows, up to $1,500,” said Palmer.

The amendments mirror regulations adopted by the town of Vail.

For more information, contact the county’s building department at 328-8730.

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