Codes and Standards

There’s Still Time to Apply to Help Shape the Next ICC Energy Code

Filed in Codes and Standards by on April 15, 2021 0 Comments
There’s Still Time to Apply to Help Shape the Next ICC Energy Code

NAHB is encouraging members to apply to two new committees created by the ICC that will be pivotal in the creation of future International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC). Apply by April 23.

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FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 Framework Will Alter Flood Insurance Rates

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FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 Framework Will Alter Flood Insurance Rates

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released new details outlining the implementation of Risk Rating 2.0, an initiative to transform the National Flood Insurance Program program to make it more consumer friendly and better reflect the actual risks properties face.

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Call for NAHB Members to Represent Builders on New ICC Energy Code Committees

Filed in Codes and Standards, Membership by on March 22, 2021 1 Comment
Call for NAHB Members to Represent Builders on New ICC Energy Code Committees

The International Code Council recently made a major change to how the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will be developed. NAHB members who apply will have the opportunity to represent the construction industry on the new committees that will drive this code’s development.

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Market-Driven Solutions Will Keep Homes Resilient and Affordable

Market-Driven Solutions Will Keep Homes Resilient and Affordable

NAHB today urged Congress to factor in housing affordability when seeking solutions to build more resilient communities that can withstand and recover from natural disasters.

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How Much Does Whole-Home Electrification Cost?

How Much Does Whole-Home Electrification Cost?

Electrification is a strategy for decarbonizing the economy by drawing down the use of fossil fuels in transportation, buildings, and electricity generation. But how much does it cost to fully electrify a home?

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ICC Changes Its Energy Code Development Process

Filed in Codes and Standards by on March 5, 2021 1 Comment
ICC Changes Its Energy Code Development Process

The International Code Council (ICC) has announced it is changing the development of its energy code from the current Governmental Consensus Process to its American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards process.

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Court Ruling Means Navigable Waters Protection Rule Now in Effect in Colorado

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Court Ruling Means Navigable Waters Protection Rule Now in Effect in Colorado

On March 2, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a preliminary injunction on the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) issued by the Colorado District Court. The ruling means that all states are now regulated by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) — at least until the Biden administration develops a new rule or an amendment.

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NAHB Seeks Members to Participate in the Building Code Development Process

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NAHB Seeks Members to Participate in the Building Code Development Process

Members of the NAHB Construction Codes & Standards Committee are seeking members interested in participating in the building code development process through the new CC&S Emerging Leaders Program.  

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Seeking Home Builder Input on Cold-Formed Steel Framing

Filed in Codes and Standards by on February 2, 2021 6 Comments
Seeking Home Builder Input on Cold-Formed Steel Framing

The American Iron and Steel Institute is asking home builders to take a brief survey about their knowledge of building codes that apply to the use of steel framing in residential construction.

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Biden Issues Two Executive Orders to Rescind Trump-Era Environmental Regulations

Filed in Environment by on January 26, 2021 0 Comments
Biden Issues Two Executive Orders to Rescind Trump-Era Environmental Regulations

Immediately after taking office, President Biden signed two executive orders that signaled his intention to take a comprehensive review of all the Trump administration’s deregulatory actions concerning climate change, energy efficiency and the environment. 

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