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480 East Ave. N.
Ketchum, ID  83340
Ph: 208.726.3841
Fax: 208.726.8234
Residential Code

Ketchum Residential Green Building Code

On Monday, May 7, 2012, the Ketchum City Council approved a new building code that encourages “green”, high efficiency, healthy buildings.  The code is in effect as of May 16, 2012.  The code applies to new residential construction and additions.  It is based on the National Green Building Standard - ICC 700-2008 (NGBS), with minor amendments and the addition of an Exterior Energy Conservation chapter.  The minimum compliance level will be set at Silver.  The code addresses the following areas:

  • Site Design
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Indoor Environmental Quality, and
  • Operations and Maintenance

As alternative ways to satisfy the code, the City will also accept LEED or NAHB Silver certification.

The adoption of the code is the result of almost two years of research and public outreach.  It builds on the outreach done by the City of Hailey and Blaine County for their green codes.  Additional future workshops will be held on how the code will work and on subjects that the code addresses, such as recycling or water conservation in the garden.  The City is also reaching out to businesses to educate them as to how they can participate in making the code a success.

For additional information on the National Green Building Standard, visit www.nahbgreen.org. For more information on Ketchum’s code or future workshops, contact Rebecca Bundy, associate planner, at 208-727-5082 or at .  Information on the City’s environmental activities is also available on the City’s website at:  www.ketchumidaho.org.

The ordinance adopting the NGBS and additional information on the code is below: