**Illinois Housing Development Authority
[FONT=Arial]401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
[/FONT]5.04.01: **The National Electrical Code, the local electrical code, and these guidelines shall govern all electrical work performed on new construction and renovations of existing buildings. Whenever there is a conflict in the requirements between the regulations, the more stringent requirement will prevail.
**5.04.02: **The electric service to each dwelling unit shall be metered separately.
**5.04.03: **The minimum electric service to a dwelling unit shall be 100-amperes.
**5.04.04: **All wiring from the main distribution panel through out the building shall be copper. Aluminum wiring shall not be permitted.
**5.04.05: **In existing buildings that have existing aluminum wiring, all switches and outlets rated 20-ampere or less directly connected to aluminum conductors must be marked CO/ALR.
**5.04.06: **Receptacles installed on 15- and 20-ampere circuits shall be of grounding type. Grounding-type receptacles shall be installed only on circuits of the voltage class and current for which they are rated.
**5.04.07: **All 125-volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles in the following locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection.
Garages and also accessory buildings that have a floor at or below grade level not intended as habitable rooms and limited storage areas, work areas, and other similar use.
Crawl Spaces that at or below grade level.
Kitchens. Where the receptacles are installed to serve the countertop surfaces.
Wet Bar Sinks. Where the receptacles are installed to serve the countertop surfaces and are located within 6-feet of the outside edge of the edge of the wet bar sink. Receptacles outlets shall not be installed in a face-up position in the work surfaces or countertops.
**5.04.08: **All branch circuits that supply 125-volt, single phase, 15-and 20-ampere receptacle outlets installed in dwelling unit bedrooms shall be protected by an arc-fault circuit interrupter.
**5.04.09: **Receptacles shall be installed so that no point along the floor line in any wall space is more than 6-feet measured horizontally from an outlet in that space in every kitchen, family room, dining room, living room, parlor, library, den, sunroom, bedroom, recreation room. A wall space shall include any space 2-feet or more in width (including space measured around corners) and unbroken along the floor line by doorways, fireplaces, and similar openings. The space occupied by fixed panels in exterior walls, including sliding panels and the space afforded by fixed room dividers such as freestanding bar-type counters or railings.
**5.04.10: **Hardwired carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed adjacent to and outside of the main sleeping areas in all buildings serviced by natural gas.
5.04.11: In new construction and substantial rehabilitation, smoke detectors