Meeting the International Energy Conservation Code
LESLIE: Bea has a question about insulation. What can we do for you today?BEA: Yes. I have just put in new insulation in my attic.TOM: OK.BEA: And I had heard you talking, one time, to a man, about what to put on the papers; to be sure and include certain things when you go to get your credit on your – for your, you know, energy improvement.TOM: (overlapping voices) Yep.LESLIE: Bea, when did you put the insulation into your home?BEA: Well, about two weeks ago.TOM: Ah, well alright. Then I think that you’ll probably qualify. The requirement is it has to meet the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. How much insulation do you have in your house; how many inches?BEA: Ten inches.TOM: Ten inches? Hmm, that doesn’t sound like it might be enough. You’re going to have to find out what the required insulation level is for your area in the country.BEA: Oh.TOM: You could probably do that through the local building department. But if you meet the International Energy Conservation Code, then you can qualify for a 30% tax rebate on the cost of that insulation up to 1,500 bucks. So it’s pretty …BEA: Now what’s the name of the code you’re talking about?TOM: International Energy Conservation Code.BEA: OK.TOM: That’s the requirement. It’s got to meet that code. OK?BEA: (overlapping voices) OK. I’ll call them and find out. Thanks.TOM: Alright, well good luck with that project.LESLIE: Good luck with that.BEA: Thanks. Bye.