Posts Tagged ‘ International Energy Conservation Code ’

Inflation Reduction Act Signed into Law without NAHB Support

Sep 15th, 2022

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in August and subsequent signing of the legislation into law by President Joe Biden lacks support from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The association calls the measure “flawed” as it reportedly fails to ease inflationary pressures on housing while at the same time advancing building and […]

Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

Jun 13th, 2022

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that the Department of Energy will use $225 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to help […]

Code Changes Address Energy Conservation, Residential Construction

Apr 25th, 2016

The International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings continued over the weekend, with some changes being made to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the International Residential Code (IRC). Of the IECC, for the codes CE72-16, which involved U, C, and F-factors of building envelopes, proponents lobbied for a change due to fix […]

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 […]

New Energy Codes Gaining Traction

May 8th, 2014

Thomas D. Culp, president of Birch Point Consulting LLC, joined Jason Weber, director of business development for construction products at Sapa Extrusions North America, for a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) webinar last week, which highlighted the industry’s energy codes and their implications for extruded aluminum building components. As evidenced in the presentations, those codes – […]

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 […]

Code Hearings Continue with IECC Proposals

Apr 26th, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) committee action hearings this week in Dallas continued yesterday with a myriad of proposals related to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). One approved proposal, CE11-13, will adapt section C101.4.3 (the commercial portion of the IECC), “Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs.” The section of the code contains a list of […]