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International Energy Conservation Code 2015 (IECC 2015)

IECC — Commercial Provisions

IECC — Residential Provisions

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Part 1 — Scope and Application

R101.1 Title

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The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and this Section shall be known as the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code, hereinafter referred to as "the code" or "this code".
This code applies to residential buildings and the building sites and associated systems and equipment.
This code shall regulate the design and construction of buildings for the effective use and conservation of energy over the useful life of each building. This code is intended to provide flexibility to permit the use of innovative approaches and techniques to achieve this objective. This code is not intended to abridge safety, health or environmental requirements contained in other applicable codes or ordinances.
Where, in any specific case, different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall govern.
Where a building includes both residential and commercial occupancies, each occupancy shall be separately considered and meet the applicable provisions of the IECC—Commercial Provisions or IECC—Residential Provisions.

R101.5 Compliance

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Residential buildings shall meet the provisions of IECC — Residential Provisions. Commercial buildings shall meet the provisions of IECC — Commercial Provisions.

Exception: Temporary structures are exempt from the requirements of this code.

R101.5.1 Compliance Materials

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The code official shall be permitted to approve specific computer software, worksheets, compliance manuals and other similar materials that meet the intent of this code.

R101.5.2 Energy Efficiency Standards for Products

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In addition to the requirements of this code, the testing, certification and enforcement of efficiency standards for new products sold, offered for sale or installed in the 2018 Connecticut State of Connecticut shall comply with regulations adopted pursuant to section 16a-48 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

R101.6 Administrative Matters Not Provided For

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Administrative matters not covered by this code shall be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 of the 2015 International Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code.
The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent the installation of any material or to prohibit any design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code, provided that any such alternative has been approved. The code official shall be permitted to approve an alternative material, design or method of construction where the code official finds that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the intent of the provisions of this code, and that the material, method or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this code.

R102.1.1 Above Code Programs

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The State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee may deem a national, state or local energy efficiency program to exceed the energy efficiency required by this code. Such energy efficiency program may include, but not be limited to, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System, the Green Globes USA design program, as established by the Green Building Initiative, the National Green Building Standard, as established by the National Association of Home Builders, or an equivalent rating system approved in accordance with section 29-256a of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Buildings approved in writing by such an energy efficiency program shall be considered in compliance with this code. The requirements identified as "mandatory" in Chapter 4 of this code, as applicable, shall be met.

Part 2 — Administration and Enforcement

R103.1 General

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Two sets of construction documents and other supporting data shall be submitted to the building official at the time of application for the building permit. The construction documents and designs submitted shall be prepared by a registered design professional when required by the provisions of chapters 390 or 391 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Exception: The building official may waive the submission of construction documents and other supporting data not required to be prepared by a registered design professional if the work proposed is not required by the provisions of this code, or the building official determines that the nature of the work applied for is such that review of the construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.
Construction documents shall be drawn to scale upon suitable material. Electronic media documents are permitted to be submitted where approved by the code official. Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed, and show in sufficient detail pertinent data and features of the building, systems and equipment as herein governed. Details shall include, but are not limited to, the following as applicable:
  1. Insulation materials and their R-values.
  2. Fenestration U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC).
  3. Area-weighted U-factor and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) calculations.
  4. Mechanical system design criteria.
  5. Mechanical and service water-heating system and equipment types, sizes and efficiencies.
  6. Equipment and system controls.
  7. Duct sealing, duct and pipe insulation and location.
  8. Air sealing details.
The building's thermal envelope shall be represented on the construction documents.
The code official shall examine or cause to be examined the accompanying construction documents and shall ascertain whether the construction indicated and described is in accordance with the requirements of this code and other pertinent laws or ordinances. The code official is authorized to utilize a registered design professional, or other approved entity not affiliated with the building design or construction, in conducting the review of the plans and specifications for compliance with the code.
When the code official issues a permit where construction documents are required, the construction documents shall be endorsed in writing and stamped "Reviewed for Code Compliance." Such approved construction documents shall not be changed, modified or altered without authorization from the code official. Work shall be done in accordance with the approved construction documents.

One set of construction documents so reviewed shall be retained by the code official. The other set shall be returned to the applicant, kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by the code official or a duly authorized representative.
This code shall not require changes in the construction documents, construction or designated occupancy of a structure for which a lawful permit has been heretofore issued or otherwise lawfully authorized, and the construction of which has been pursued in good faith within 180 days after the effective date of this code and has not been abandoned.
The code official shall have the authority to issue a permit for the construction of part of an energy conservation system before the construction documents for the entire system have been submitted or approved, provided adequate information and detailed statements have been filed complying with all pertinent requirements of this code. The holders of such permit shall proceed at their own risk without assurance that the permit for the entire energy conservation system will be granted.
Work shall be installed in accordance with the approved construction documents, and any changes made during construction that are not in compliance with the approved construction documents shall be resubmitted for approval as an amended set of construction documents.

R103.5 Retention of Construction Documents

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The building official shall retain one set of approved construction documents for a period as set forth in the records/disposition schedule adopted pursuant to chapter 188 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the code official or his or her designated agent, and such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved. It shall be the duty of the permit applicant to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Neither the code official nor the jurisdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material, product, system or building component required to allow inspection to validate compliance with this code.
The code official or his or her designated agent, upon notification, shall make the inspections set forth in Sections R104.2.1 through R104.2.5.
Inspections associated with footings and foundations shall verify compliance with the code as to R-value, location, thickness, depth of burial and protection of insulation as required by the code and approved plans and specifications.
Inspections at framing and rough-in shall be made before application of interior finish and shall verify compliance with the code as to types of insulation and corresponding R-values and their correct location and proper installation; fenestration properties (U-factor and SHGC) and proper installation; and air leakage controls as required by the code and approved plans and specifications.
Inspections at plumbing rough-in shall verify compliance as required by the code and approved plans and specifications as to types of insulation and corresponding R-values and protection, and required control.
Inspections at mechanical rough-in shall verify compliance as required by the code and approved plans and specifications as to installed HVAC equipment type and size, required controls, system insulation and corresponding R-value, system air leakage control, programmable thermostats, dampers, whole-house ventilation, and minimum fan efficiency.

Exception: Systems serving multiple dwelling units shall be inspected in accordance with Section C104.2.4.
The building shall have a final inspection and shall not be occupied until approved. The final inspection shall include verification of the installation of all required building systems, equipment and controls and their proper operation and the required number of high-efficacy lamps and fixtures.
A building shall be reinspected when determined necessary by the code official.
The code official is authorized to accept reports of third-party inspection agencies not affiliated with the building design or construction, provided such agencies are approved as to qualifications and reliability relevant to the building components and systems they are inspecting.
It shall be the duty of the holder of the permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the code official when work is ready for inspection. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspections of such work that are required by this code.
Where any work or installation does not pass an initial test or inspection, the necessary corrections shall be made to achieve compliance with this code. The work or installation shall then be resubmitted to the code official for inspection and testing.
After the prescribed tests and inspections indicate that the work complies in all respects with this code, a notice of approval shall be issued by the code official.
The code official is authorized to, in writing, suspend or revoke a notice of approval issued under the provisions of this code wherever the certificate is issued in error, or on the basis of incorrect information supplied, or where it is determined that the building or structure, premise, or portion thereof is in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions of this code.
If a portion of this code is held to be illegal or void, such a decision shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this code.

R106.1 Referenced Codes and Standards

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The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those listed in Chapter 6 and such codes and standards shall be considered as part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections R106.1.1 and R106.1.2. Any reference to an ICC code adopted as part of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code or the 2018 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code shall mean a reference to such ICC code as amended by the State of Connecticut.
Where conflicts occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.
Where the extent of the reference to a referenced code or standard includes subject matter that is within the scope of this code, the provisions of this code, as applicable, shall take precedence over the provisions in the referenced code or standard.
References to chapter or section numbers, or to provisions not specifically identified by number, shall be construed to refer to such chapter, section or provision of this code.
The provisions of this code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of local, state or federal law.

Section R107 Fees

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states in this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 109 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R108 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Fees".

R107.1 Fees

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R107.2 Schedule of Permit Fees

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R107.3 Work Commencing Before Permit Issuance

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R107.4 Related Fees

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R107.5 Refunds

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Section R108 Stop Work Order

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states in this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 115 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R114 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Stop Work Order".

R108.1 Authority

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R108.2 Issuance

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R108.3 Emergencies

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R108.4 Failure to Comply

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Section R109 Board of Appeals

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states in this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 113 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R112 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Means of Appeal".

R109.1 General

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R109.2 Limitations on Authority

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R109.3 Qualifications

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