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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