By now you’ve heard the news that the Heat Exemption for Small Heat Existing Buildings is now up for renewal, and there are still some heat-related news stories to cover.
The new rules allow for a 30-day grace period after which any person who wants to build a heat-efficient unit must have a permit, and the exemption is not extended to existing buildings.
(More: Heat Exceptions for Residential Buildings)As with most buildings, building owners are also required to install sprinklers in their new units.
But these rules require that the sprinkler systems be designed for heat-intensive use and be built in such a way that the buildings will not catch on fire.
In the meantime, here are some of the heat-safety tips you can take to protect yourself from the heat.
For your health, your property and your wallet, Here are the rules for all of your heat-affected building needs.