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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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This code shall be known as the North Carolina Energy Conservation Code as adopted by the North Carolina Building Code Council on June 13, 2017 to be effective January 1, 2019. References to the International Codes shall mean the North Carolina Codes. The NCECC is referred to herein as "this code."

R101.2 Scope

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This code applies to residential buildings and the building sites and associated systems and equipment.
Exception:
  1. In accordance with N.C.G.S. 143-138 (b19), no energy conservation code provisions shall apply to detached and attached garages located on the same lot as a dwelling.
The delayed effective date of this Rule is January 1, 2020.
The Statutory authority for Rule-making is G. S. 143-136; 143-138.
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.
Residential buildings shall meet the provisions of IECC—Residential Provisions. Commercial buildings shall meet the provisions of IECC—Commercial Provisions.
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 Requirements of Other State Agencies, Occupational Licensing Boards, or Commissions

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The North Carolina State Building Codes do not include all additional requirements for buildings and structures that may be imposed by other State agencies, occupational licensing boards, and commissions. It shall be the responsibility of a permit holder, design professional, contractor, or occupational license holder to determine whether any additional requirements exist.

Section R102 Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction and Equipment

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R102.1 General

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R102.1.1 Above Code Programs

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Part 2 — Administration and Enforcement

R103.1 General

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Construction documents, technical reports and other supporting data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each application for a permit. The construction documents and technical reports shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed.

Exceptions:
  1. The code official is authorized to waive the requirements for construction documents or other supporting data if the code official determines they are not necessary to confirm compliance with this code.
  2. Construction documents for energy code compliance are not required for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses.

R103.2 Information on Construction Documents

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Construction documents shall be drawn to scale. 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.

R103.2.1 Building Thermal Envelope Depiction

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R103.3 Examination of Documents

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R103.3.1 Approval of Construction Documents

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R103.3.2 Previous Approvals

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R103.3.3 Phased Approval

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R103.4 Amended Construction Documents

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R103.5 Retention of Construction Documents

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Section R104 Inspections

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R104.1 General

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R104.2 Required Inspections

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R104.2.1 Footing and Foundation Inspection

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R104.2.2 Framing and Rough-In Inspection

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R104.2.3 Plumbing Rough-In Inspection

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R104.2.4 Mechanical Rough-In Inspection

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R104.2.5 Final Inspection

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R104.3 Reinspection

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R104.4 Approved Inspection Agencies

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R104.5 Inspection Requests

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R104.6 Reinspection and Testing

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R104.7 Approval

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R104.7.1 Revocation

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Section R105 Validity

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R105.1 General

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The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those listed in Chapter 5, 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.
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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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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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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R109.1 General

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R109.2 Limitations on Authority

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R109.3 Qualifications

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