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Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Group C Public Comment Hearings wrapped up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend. The hearings, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday, saw the approval and disapproval of a few industry-related code proposals. Code proposal … Continue reading

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NFRC Plays Key Role Performance, Efficiency of Commercial Construction

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Fenestration consumes 32 percent of primary energy in nonresidential buildings. With that in mind, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is one organization that is involved with helping those in the building industry comply with the ever-evolving and continuously stringent … Continue reading

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New Energy Codes Gaining Traction

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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 new energy codes … Continue reading

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IECC Adds Thermal Envelope Language to Code

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It’s defined as “the alignment of the air barrier and insulation systems separating conditioned space from unconditioned space.” Getting it applied to the text of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) proved a little more challenging during Tuesday’s ongoing commercial … Continue reading

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ICC Approves GICC Proposal as Hearings Come to a Close; Trade-Off Proposal Disapproved

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The International Code Council (ICC) wrapped up its committee hearings yesterday in Dallas, and as the event came to a close a proposal by the Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC) to revise Table C407.5.1(1) in the International Energy Conservation Code … Continue reading

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Glass Door Proposal Moves Forward at ICC Hearings

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A proposal that will adapt the International Energy Conservation Code’s (IECC) commercial portion to note that doors with more than 50-percent glass area “shall meet the provisions of Section C402.3.3 for vertical fenestration” was passed this week during the International … Continue reading

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Code Proposals Related to Daylight Zones, Skylights and Replacement Fenestration Approved

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) committee action hearings continued over the weekend in Dallas with the approval of several proposals related to the commercial portion of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Among these, CE36-13, which aimed to add a … Continue reading

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Code Hearings Continue with IECC Proposals

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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 … Continue reading

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