Posts Tagged ‘ International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) ’

Code Changes and Proposal Discussions Open Tacoma Glass Conference

Jul 26th, 2023

Tacoma, Wash., is home of world-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. This week it’s also a home-away-from-home for the architectural glass industry, which is gathered for the National Glass Association’s Glass Conference. The event, which runs through July 27, includes technical committee meetings, educational presentations, code reports and more. Code consultants Nick Resetar and Tom Culp […]

Guest Blog: The Deployment and Adoption Challenge in Residential Homes

May 17th, 2023

by Helen Sanders Deployment and adoption. These are major challenges in getting high-performance envelope solutions into new and existing homes and buildings in the U.S. Deployment is a key focus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) programs, driving work at the National Laboratories and their partners. Last week, I was […]

NAHB Supports Changes Made to Inflation Reduction Act; Works to Continue to “Improve” Bill

Aug 11th, 2022

As the Senate pushes to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) says it remains opposed to the bill. The association is working with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to obtain key changes as it related to carried interest and how companies can deduct depreciated assets from taxes. During the […]

FGIA Annual Conference Tackles Building, Energy Code Updates and More

Mar 11th, 2022

Numerous updates on the International Code Council (ICC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) were discussed during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Annual Conference held last week. Addressed were proposals regarding window fall prevention, screening, thermal bridging and more. International Code Council Group B Jennifer Hatfield, FGIA code consultant and managing member […]

DOE Aims to Drive Adoption of Better Glass

Apr 5th, 2021

Amid the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting last week, Doug Anderson, a project manager for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported that sales for Energy-Star-rated products remain high. Too high, perhaps. With program goals initially aiming for 20% adoption and current market shares registering at 86% for windows, 87% for hinged entry […]

EPA Outlines Final Pathway to Energy Star 7.0

Apr 2nd, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update this week, outlining the final phases toward Energy Star Version 7.0 for doors, windows and skylights. The session was provided as part of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting. “We’re getting close,” said Doug Anderson, […]

IECC Slated for More Input by Government Officials

Mar 8th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) released a new framework last week, changing the means by which it updates the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from government consensus to an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standards process. Adopted by ICC’s board and couched as a means for helping governments and building industry stakeholders to meet […]

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]

Public Comment Period Open for Updating the IECC

Jan 8th, 2021

Changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) could be coming as the International Code Council Board of Directors starts the framework for updating the IECC and Ch. 11 of the International Residential Code (IRC). The ICC standards process requires stakeholder input and final approval by the ICC Board of Directors, thus opening the public […]

Local Governments Vote for Safety and Efficiency Building Code Updates

Jan 14th, 2020

The preliminary voting results for several building codes including the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) have been released. Proposed updates and changes to building codes, which are managed by the International Code Council (ICC), are voted on every three years to incorporate new developments and meet modern-day minimum levels […]