Posts Tagged ‘ codes ’

New Law in Colorado to Require Energy Star-Rated Doors and Windows

Jun 28th, 2023

A new law in Colorado focusing on environmental standards is set to take effect in January 2026, requiring all residential structures three stories or lower to use Energy Star-rated products. House Bill 23-1161 applies to a range of appliances, fixtures and other products used in residential buildings—including doors, windows and skylights. The new law mandates […]

UL/CLEB Shares Canadian Codes and Standards Requirements

Mar 2nd, 2020

Codes and standard requirements, pertaining to installing fenestration products, were highlighted in a seminar during the annual conference of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). Robert Jutras, principal engineer for UL/CLEB, led the presentation on the requirements and focused on CSA A440.4, a National Standard of Canada covering window, door and skylight installation, according […]

ICC Addresses 15-Percent Glazing Area Code Language

Apr 22nd, 2016

The International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings continued on this week, with decisions being made on a few notable glazing and fenestration industry-related proposals. Wednesday, one very relevant proposal—RE145—was narrowly defeated, while three others were approved. The industry supported RE145. This relates to the performance path, in which the builder has flexibility to […]

AAMA Updates Exterior Wall Test Methods

Aug 7th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying test methods, specifications, and field checks used to evaluate the structural adequacy of wall systems and their ability to resist water penetration and air leakage. Other optional tests are also included. AAMA 501-15, Methods of Test for Exterior Walls, is intended to […]

IECC Adds Thermal Envelope Language to Code

Oct 8th, 2013

It’s defined as “the alignment of the air barrier and insulation systems separating conditioned space from unconditioned space.” Getting it applied to the text of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) proved a little more challenging during Tuesday’s ongoing commercial public debate session of the IECC’s annual conference in Atlantic City, but code proponent Robby […]

Green Systems, Codes and Standards Play Different Roles in Making Environmentally Friendly America

Oct 2nd, 2013

They are at times confused and often misapplied, but Michael Schmeida says that green building systems, codes and standards each have a role to play in making America more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Schmeida, the vice chair for the ASTM International E60 Sustainability program and Oatey’s corporate manager for stewardship with compliance and regulatory oversight, […]