Posts Tagged ‘ IECC ’

Two Residential Codes Approved During Action Hearings

Apr 19th, 2016

Code officials are meeting this week in Louisville, Ky., to discuss the 2016 building codes. A few industry-related proposals have already been approved. First, a change to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) (RE8-16) adds the following definition to R202 (IRC N1101.6) involving opaque doors: “A door that is not less than 50 percent opaque in surface […]

DOE Field Study Yields Some Surprises for Window Industry

Jan 25th, 2016

In the past, I’ve heard it said that just getting all the states to adopt the IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) and enforce code requirements would result in significant energy savings. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), we’re getting a chance to test that theory. The results might be surprising to some. The […]

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 […]

Code Proposals Related to Daylight Zones, Skylights and Replacement Fenestration Approved

Apr 29th, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) committee action hearings continued over the weekend in Dallas with the approval of several proposals related to the International Residential Code and the International Energy Conservation Code. On the International Residential Code (IRC), a proposal by Jeff Inks representing the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), to add section R308.6.9.1 […]

New Homes Meeting IECC Energy Requirements Can Qualify for FHA Financing

Apr 19th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has updated its Builder’s Certification of Plans, Specifications and Site form to require homebuilders to certify that a new home complies with the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or a newer edition of the code. Homes not in compliance with the IECC will not qualify for […]

Industry Groups File Appeal of IECC Final Actions

Feb 18th, 2011

Pilkington North America and AGC Flat Glass North America, along with seven others, have filed an appeal before the International Code Council (ICC) alleging ICC failed to follow its own governing consensus process during ICC Final Action Hearings in Charlotte, N.C., in late October. The other appellants include the Building Owners and Manager’s Association, the […]

DOE Funding Provides for Free Downloads of IECC

Sep 27th, 2010

Free digital copies of the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are available thanks to funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The funding is part of DOE’s initiative to meet nationwide energy-efficiency goals through its Building Technologies Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 2009 IECC […]

WDMA Asks Energy Secretary to Substantiate Claimed Energy Savings of Proposed 2012 IECC Amendments

Sep 22nd, 2010

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) along with a group of building industry trade associations have asked U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu to explain how the agency determined its proposed revisions to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will result in energy savings of 30.6 percent over the 2006 IECC. […]