Posts Tagged ‘ IRC ’

New Program Streamlines Energy Performance Testing of Windows, Doors, Skylights

Feb 3rd, 2020

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) recently announced the launch of a new process that it hopes will greatly reduce the time needed for simulating, in turn helping get innovative new windows, doors and skylights to market faster. According to the council, its new Linear Energy Analysis For Fenestration (LEAFF) methodology leverages the simulation process that it has used […]

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 […]

Specification for Sunrooms Adopted into the 2015 IRC

Oct 21st, 2013

At its Public Comment Hearings in Atlantic City, N.J., the International Code Council (ICC) voted to adopt the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12, Specification for Sunrooms, into the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). Representatives from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Sunroom Association (NSA), as well as a number of other supporters, were on hand at the […]