Tag: IECC

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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Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

Filed in Codes and Standards, Education by on June 13, 2017 0 Comments
Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) next year – and this free NAHB webinar replay can help you prepare for the changes. The webinar highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version, including significant updates to energy-efficiency requirements. Among the more […]

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If You Drill It, Fill It

Filed in Codes and Standards by on March 20, 2017 0 Comments
If You Drill It, Fill It

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code includes more stringent requirements regarding how tight a house needs to be. The Insulation Institute explains what these new air leakage standards mean and offers steps to help comply in this blog post.

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More Voters Leads to Better Codes

Filed in Codes and Standards, Committees and Councils by on December 9, 2016 1 Comment
More Voters Leads to Better Codes

Fire sprinkler mandates will stay in the International Residential Code, but builders and developers will see other construction cost savings after more than 162,000 votes were cast for 577 proposals on the ballot for the International Code Council’s 2016 Online Governmental Consensus Vote. After weeks of phone calls and personal visits, NAHB members were successful in pushing the results to reflect the point of view of the code official, rather than that of the product manufacturer.

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Tech Notes Help You ‘Build Tight and Ventilate Right’

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on December 7, 2016 1 Comment
Tech Notes Help You ‘Build Tight and Ventilate Right’

Recent editions of the energy code have introduced higher levels of insulation, increased building air-tightness and mechanical ventilation requirements. It’s enough to keep a builder up at night figuring out howRecent editions of the energy code have introduced higher levels of insulation, increased building air-tightness and mechanical ventilation requirements. It’s enough to keep a builder up at night figuring out how to comply with these ever-increasing requirements for tight, energy-efficient homes.

NAHB is here to help. . NAHB is here to help.

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Codes Voting Tool Saves Time and Money… It Just Needs Voters

Codes Voting Tool Saves Time and Money… It Just Needs Voters

NAHB is working to help ensure that voting on the next edition of building codes is more representative of the people who work with them.

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Protecting an American Tradition

Filed in Codes and Standards, Membership by on May 15, 2015 0 Comments
Protecting an American Tradition

Since the early 1600s, log homes have provided shelter and hearth for American families. Today, that long-standing source of American pride is in danger of being legislated out of existence in cities across the country.

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