February 16, 2023

Routt County Building Department to host building, energy code forums starting March 2

From Suzie Romig, Steamboat Pilot and Today

CAP Energy Sector Climate Win – “Our goal this code cycle is to develop energy codes that effectively reduce our local carbon emissions throughout all of Routt County.” Carr said. “Our Climate Action Plan study came back conclusive that our buildings in Routt County produce more carbon emissions than any other category, so working together as a team, we can discuss concepts to consider to minimize the carbon footprint from our buildings.”

The Routt County Building Department will host two forums for all local contractors and design professionals to review and discuss the latest draft of the International Code Council 2021 Building and Energy Codes before their proposed adoption next year…The department also will take time to discuss recommendations from the Climate Action Plan Energy Sector Working Group on outdoor energy uses with respect to fossil fuels for outdoor-related gas appliances, equipment or fixtures that require a building permit such as snowmelt systems, fire pits and heaters, pools and spas, lighting and heat tape.

Photo credit: City of Steamboat Springs