Basalt, Colorado’s energy conservation code requirements

The Town of Basalt, Climate Zone 6, is currently (June 2019) on the 2015 IRC (International Residential Code) and the 2015 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code). Basalt is enforcing separate infiltration tests for ADUs, infiltration limit of 3.0 ACH50 and duct testing when outside the envelope.

Link to Town Building Department website…

REMP (Renewable Energy Mitigation Program)

Basalt has a REMP (Renewable Energy Mitigation Program) that engages anytime exterior uses of energy are used like; snowmelt, pools spas and garages. REMP fees are offset by renewable energy production, fee-in-lieu, or a combination of the two.

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SBR (Sustainable Building Regulations)

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Residential Type I (single-family)

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Points are determined under one of four compliance paths; prescriptive, performance, Net Zero Energy Ready or LEED for Homes.

 

Commercial Type II (multi-family and commercial)

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Most likely will require at least a COMcheck report for permit application submittal.

 

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