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NAHB Opposes Energy Codes Provision in Build Back Better Act

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Housing Affordability by on September 13, 2021 1 Comment
NAHB Opposes Energy Codes Provision in Build Back Better Act

NAHB has sent a letter to House Energy Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and its members expressing strong opposition to a provision in the Build Back Better Act calling for aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes.

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Department of Energy: New Model Residential Energy Code Includes Increases in Efficiency Requirements

Filed in Codes and Standards by on July 21, 2021 1 Comment
Department of Energy: New Model Residential Energy Code Includes Increases in Efficiency Requirements

The Department of Energy today issued a positive determination that the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code contains new requirements that result in an incremental increase in energy efficiency in residential buildings.

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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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Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Affordability, Energy Savings

Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Affordability, Energy Savings

Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Bill Flores (R- Texas), Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif. today introduced bipartisan legislation that would foster the development of energy efficiency baselines for buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations.

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Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

Filed in Codes and Standards, Design by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

What’s the best way to bury ducts in attic insulation, and how can builders take advantage of this practice and produce an energy-efficient home at a lower cost? The Department of Energy is offering a free webinar Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET that explains the process.

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Free Webinar: Why Pick the Performance Path?

Filed in Codes and Standards, Education by on July 5, 2017 0 Comments
Free Webinar: Why Pick the Performance Path?

Builders have a choice between two different paths to satisfy the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). This webinar will explore how the performance path provides builders more choices when deciding how to comply with the new energy code requirements.

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Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on May 5, 2017 2 Comments
Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) on May 4 introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage energy efficiency in buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations. H.R. 2361 is similar to legislation the lawmakers introduced in the 113th and 114th Congress to promote more transparency and encourage […]

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Building Code Voting Extended through Nov. 27

Filed in Codes and Standards by on November 8, 2016 0 Comments
Building Code Voting Extended through Nov. 27

Ask any home builder: The IRC and the energy codes don’t always make sense. Sometimes, the way you are supposed to do it is not necessarily the most efficient or cost-effective way to do it. But you can fix that with a simple telephone call.

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Distribute This Guide for Better Building Code Votes

Filed in Codes and Standards by on November 3, 2016 0 Comments
Distribute This Guide for Better Building Code Votes

The dust is beginning to clear after a week-long marathon in Kansas City, Mo., of building and energy code votes on nearly 2,000 issues from fire sprinkler requirements to hail-resistant roofs and mechanical equipment tradeoffs. Now, the real work begins.

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New Voting Guides Point to Better Building Code Decisions

Filed in Codes and Standards by on October 1, 2016 1 Comment

There are nearly 2,000 proposed changes to the International Code Council (ICC) family of construction codes being considered for the 2018 editions when the ICC meets to vote Oct. 19-25in Kansas City, Mo. Some proposals include changes that will increase the cost of construction without a corresponding payback. Fortunately, others have been proposed that would help create a more reasonable, practical and enforceable building code. That’s why you need a roadmap — or four of them, in fact — so you can help your building official make the most cost-effective choices that benefit your community, rather than product manufacturers. And we have one for you.

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