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IECC Slated for More Input by Government Officials

The International Code Council (ICC) released a new framework last week, changing the means by which it updates the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from government consensus to an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standards process. Adopted by ICC’s board … Continue reading

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FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 … Continue reading

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FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory … Continue reading

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New Administration to Bolster American Manufacturing

President Biden has signed a “Buy American” executive order intended to bolster American manufacturing. According to the White House, the order will ensure that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, they will be spent on goods made in America … Continue reading

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FGIA Codes Update Shows Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted glass industry businesses, it’s also having an impact on codes. Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs … Continue reading

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