2018 International Codes

Effective date of the 2018 Code adoption

January 1, 2021

Energy Code Information

REScheck is a program that lets you use trade offs to come into compliance with the energy code. U.S. Department of Energy website has a free download of the REScheck program. https://www.energycodes.gov/rescheck

Colorado Energy Office. https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/ 

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. https://www.swenergy.org/


When was the code adopted?

December 2020

What are the biggest changes?

Sprinkler systems, fire protection of floors in a crawlspace and basements, energy code.

Will sprinkler systems be required for a residential application?

  • One and two-family dwellings do not need to have a fire sprinkler system. Anything over a two-family dwelling will need a fire sprinkler system.

ISO (Insurance Service Office)

  • Building Department is at a 4 rating (as of July 2021) and is in compliance after adopting the 2018 Building Code. ISO is considered under Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule. They analyze the data we provide them and they assign us an effectiveness classification from 1 to 10 with 1 as exemplary. 
  • The Fire Department is at a 3 rating and in compliance.