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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 http://www.eaglecounty.us/commDev.

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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