Category: Industry News

Lorenz Awarded During April 2022 ASTM Meetings

May 05, 2022

IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Emily Lorenz, PE, FACI, attended the ASTM committee week in Seattle, Washington, April 24–28, 2022, and participated in meetings for committees E06 on Performance of Buildings and E60 on Sustainability. During the meeting Amy Costello (pictured, left), current ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability chair, presented an award of appreciation to Emily Lorenz (pictured, right) for her previous work as chair of ASTM E60.

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ASHRAE Releases Three Addenda for Public Review

April 21, 2022

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has made available three addenda for public review. The review period runs through May 15, 2022. Comments can be posted online at The addenda are: 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/IES Addendum ct to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings Addendum ct revises the baseline […]

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IIBEC Joins Over 200 Signatories Calling for Congress to Open Its Doors

March 13, 2022

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, IIBEC joined with 210 parties on a letter to congressional leaders asking to discuss how to safely and securely reopen Capitol Hill. IIBEC is a sponsor of the upcoming 2022 Roofing Day, happening April 5-6, which will bring industry leaders to Capitol Hill to discuss critical issues. IIBEC believes it […]

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Take Part in in the Latest Reroofing Survey

January 06, 2022

IIBEC encourages its members to share their thoughts and experiences regarding the roofing sector of their businesses as part of the latest Market Index Survey for Reroofing. The 2021 Q4 Market Index Survey for Reroofing is open January 5–21, 2022. IIBEC is one of 11 organizations that sponsors the quarterly reroofing survey. “IIBEC is pleased […]

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IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Appointed to 2024 IECC Committee

June 22, 2021

Emily Lorenz was appointed to the newly formed Commercial Energy Code Consensus Committee. As IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services, Lorenz will represent IIBEC members in developing the commercial provisions of the 2024 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The International Code Council Board of Directors voted in early 2021 to change the […]

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ASCE/SEI 7 Available for Public Review

June 22, 2021

Codes and Standards Updates The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has posted the 2022 version of ASCE/SEI 7, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, for public comment through August 2, 2021. Any interested person can view and submit comments on the proposed changes to the standard. Balloting instructions: Accessing […]

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How History and the Census are Impacting Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal

May 10, 2021

Two factors beyond the control of any one person could potentially upend President Biden’s $4.1 trillion infrastructure proposal: history and the census results. Succinctly stated, history shows that the president’s party usually suffers losses in the mid-term elections for a variety of reasons, and the census results, according to respected campaign watchers, could easily shift […]

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TAC Wants to Hear Your Industry Concerns

April 28, 2021

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) needs your input. As you encounter topics, issues, or concerns, please notify the TAC so those issues or concerns may be considered for possible advisory development. Technical Advisories are developed and approved by the TAC, reviewed and approved by the IIBEC Board, and then posted to the IIBEC website […]

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Factory Mutual Revises Scope of FM 1-52

March 26, 2021

In October 2020, Factory Mutual (FM) published a revised scope for FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1- 52, Field Verification of Roof Wind Uplift Resistance. The scope was changed to replace the statement of allowed use in cases “where inferior construction is suspected (or known to be present) or where a partial blow-off […]

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