Volume 46, Issue 4 - May 2011

Codes&Regulations

ICC Appeals Board Disapproves Industry Appeal of 2010 IECC
An International Code Council (ICC) Appeals Board at a public hearing unanimously disapproved three appeals (see April 2011 USGlass, page 20) related to the 2010 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Final Action Hearings held October 28-30, 2010, in Charlotte, N.C. The appeals, brought forth by Pilkington North America, AGC Flat Glass North America, the Building Owners and Managers Association, the National Multi Housing Council/National Apartment Association, the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the International Window Film Association, alleged irregularities at the hearings unfairly influenced code changes to the IECC. The Appeals Board’s decision will go to the ICC board of directors for a final decision.

After hearing information from the appellants, testimony was presented to the Appeals Board by the ICC and several individuals representing ICC Chapters, energy groups, manufacturers and associations. According to an ICC announcement, Appeals Board members said they found no substantive evidence of fundraising irregularities or that any council policies were violated and that ICC’s commitment to providing a fair and open code development process was demonstrated. The committee said that policies and procedures put into effect after the 2008 Final Action Hearings did what they were intended to do. The committee also said that participation by the federal government, which has the authority to preempt anything ICC does, is a significant validation of the ICC code development process.
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