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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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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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ICC Board Agrees with NAHB on Codes Appeal

Filed in Codes and Standards by on September 24, 2020 12 Comments
ICC Board Agrees with NAHB on Codes Appeal

The ICC Board of Directors Wednesday agreed with NAHB’s appeal related to a proposed change to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that dealt with the efficiency of water heaters.

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NAHB Leaders Push for More Favorable Codes

Filed in Codes and Standards by on October 22, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Leaders Push for More Favorable Codes

NAHB Chair Randy Noel reinforced NAHB’s codes priorities at the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) Board of Directors Meeting on Saturday in Richmond, Va.

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Builders Take the Lead for a Better Building Code

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on September 14, 2018 2 Comments
Builders Take the Lead for a Better Building Code

As they step up from HBAs throughout the Federation, it’s clear that home builders have gotten the message that it takes only a few simple steps to ensure better building and energy codes – and those steps start with them.

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‘One and Done’ Will Lead to Better Building Codes

Filed in Codes and Standards, Membership by on July 25, 2018 8 Comments
‘One and Done’ Will Lead to Better Building Codes

This fall, NAHB will produce a voting guide that highlights the proposals most important to home builders. The committee is calling on the Federation to name one member in each HBA to give that guide to a local code official who will vote – either in person or online – after the upcoming public hearings on these code proposals.

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NAHB Joins ICC to Commemorate National Building Safety Week

NAHB Joins ICC to Commemorate National Building Safety Week

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards Committee Chair Sowders hailed the cooperative nature of the NAHB-ICC relationship, highlighting the work on the ICC-700 National Green Building standard as just one example. And like ICC, NAHB understands the importance of raising awareness of building safety. “NAHB is pleased to be able to continue its support of not only this event, but also the ideals it represents,” he told the assembled building officials and codes experts.

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Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on May 17, 2018 0 Comments
Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

The voting is now open on 17 Assembly Floor Motions from the 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. All members of the International Code Council (ICC) can vote on the motions, meaning that any NAHB member who is also a member of the ICC is eligible.

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Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on April 27, 2018 4 Comments
Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards volunteers and staff attended the recent ICC board of directors meetings and testified at the Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. Their persuasive arguments against several of the proposed amendments led committee members to reject all 10 of the changes the association deemed most critical.

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Timber Tower Proposals Advance through Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on April 20, 2018 1 Comment

As members of the International Code Council (ICC) continue their debates on more than 1,300 proposals to amend sections of building, fire, mechanical and plumbing codes, one set of proposals to allow taller wood-framed buildings sailed through the ICC Committee Action Hearings this week in Columbus, Ohio.

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