City inspector failed house inspection: "no IEEC label inside electric panel" What is this ?

The inspector listed this as one item of failure: "No IEEC label in elec panel door." Her notes say "Indiana Energy Efficiency Code" I've never heard of this. Nor have had any inspector write this. I will call in the morning, but.....?
 

augie47

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Staff member
Location
Tennessee
some inspection agencies require documentation of conformance to non-electrical ordinances before applying power and that compliance is documented by stickers in the electrical panel. For instance, TN requires a mobile home achoring certification sticker on the panel before we can allow power. Guessing, but I imagine its a similar situation in your case.
Here tjhe electrical inspectprs become the "whipping boy" for anchoring, septic inspections, and even landscaping... non compliance = no power.
 

102 Inspector

Senior Member
Location
N/E Indiana
As an inspector in Indiana, some like to see the energy audit sticker which is typically affixed to the door of the service panel. It would not always be related to an electricians work. I have problem with energy code until the government starts paying my energy cost. I inspect to a prescriptive code and then discuss what a contractor has done performance based to pass code. I do the same with all trades and find that conversation solve most issues without a "failure" notice.
 
As an inspector in Indiana, some like to see the energy audit sticker which is typically affixed to the door of the service panel. It would not always be related to an electricians work. I have problem with energy code until the government starts paying my energy cost. I inspect to a prescriptive code and then discuss what a contractor has done performance based to pass code. I do the same with all trades and find that conversation solve most issues without a "failure" notice.
Thank you, it was an insulation rating label given by a subcontractor who puts a test on air infiltration, not related to our service panel at all. This inspector is kind of hard to reach for questions. The GC got his sub to come and test it today.
 

keith gigabyte

Senior Member
I've heard of similar things like framing insp before rough wiring can be approved. Any other trade tied to getting a successful electrical inspection is crap. If the electrical trade does their job correctly and to NEC then pass it. You are costing the electrical contractor money...time spent figuring out what IECC or whatever else you call another trade inspection...then he has to spend time contacting other trade to clear things up...all the while thr customer may be holding payment until successful pass of electrical inspection..getting failed for reasons not connected to him.
 

LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
I've heard of similar things like framing insp before rough wiring can be approved. Any other trade tied to getting a successful electrical inspection is crap. If the electrical trade does their job correctly and to NEC then pass it. You are costing the electrical contractor money...time spent figuring out what IECC or whatever else you call another trade inspection...then he has to spend time contacting other trade to clear things up...all the while thr customer may be holding payment until successful pass of electrical inspection..getting failed for reasons not connected to him.
Methinks the concern is a framing correction damaging a wire. We usually want the plumbing and duct work done first, too.

After all, wiring is more flexible than pipe and duct, not to mention more fragile.
 
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