Tag: codes

Public-Comment Period Opens for CRRC S100

January 10, 2024

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) has opened for comment its revisions to CRRC S100, “Standard Test Methods for Determining Radiative Properties of Materials.” Of particular interest to IIBEC members, the current revisions expand the scope of the document to include walls.

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Your Input Needed! Help Shape IIBEC’s Technical Advisories and Code and Standards Work

November 21, 2023

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Codes and Standards Committee (CSC) need your input. A major TAC objective is to identify building enclosure technical issues important to IIBEC membership. As you encounter topics, issues, or concerns, please notify the TAC so they may be considered for possible advisory development. Technical Advisories are developed and approved by the TAC, reviewed and approved by the IIBEC Board of Directors, and then posted to the IIBEC website for use. No topic is too large or small to be considered. Major CSC objectives are to develop IIBEC’s strategy on participation in various code- and standards-development activities, and to identify relevant building enclosure issues and concerns to be addressed by IIBEC staff and members in taking them before the appropriate code- or standards-development bodies.

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Public Review of Addendum to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2022 Aims at Zero Emission Buildings

May 19, 2023

ASHRAE on May 19, 2023, opened for public review and comment a BSR/ASHRAE/IES addendum to Standard 90.1-2022, Energy Standard for Sites and Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The appendix highlights needed modifications that aim to achieve zero emission requirements. ASHRAE said that jurisdictions will have flexibility in terms of their timeline for reaching the zero-emission target.

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ASTM International Activities in April

May 11, 2023

IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Emily Lorenz, PE, attended the ASTM committee week in Denver, Colorado, the week of April 17, 2023, and participated in meetings for ASTM Committees E06, Performance of Buildings, and E60, Sustainability. The following activities of those committees may be of interest to IIBEC members. ASTM is developing education modules […]

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Deadlines Approaching to Join ICC Code Committees

April 27, 2023

IIBEC members who are interested in playing a greater role in the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) code development process have several opportunities available to them. A call for ICC committee participation has been issued for the 2027 cycle. Applications for the Code Development Committees (CDCs), Code Interpretation Committees (CICs), and the Code Correlation Committee (CCC) are due June 1, 2023.

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FM Global Updates Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets

February 16, 2023

FM Global on February 9, 2023, announced changes to its Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets. Revisions to DS 1-15, DS 1-17, DS 1-34, and DS 1-35 are of particular interest to building-enclosure consultants. For DS 1-15, Roof-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Panels, an interim revision adds guidance related to the recommended wind Importance Factor, clarifies guidance related […]

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TAC and Codes and Standards Committee Seek Your Input

November 30, 2022

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Codes and Standards Committee (CSC) need your input. A major TAC objective is to identify building enclosure technical issues important to IIBEC membership. As you encounter topics, issues, or concerns, please notify the TAC so they may be considered for possible advisory development. Technical Advisories are developed and approved by the TAC, reviewed and approved by the IIBEC Board of Directors, and then posted to the IIBEC website for use.

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ICC Governmental Members Approve IIBEC Secondary Drainage Proposals

November 21, 2022

Results of the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) online governmental consensus vote—including the passage of both of IIBEC’s code change proposals (CCPs) submitted for the 2024 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC)—were posted last week. This step finalizes results from the ICC’s Public Comment Hearings in Louisville, Kentucky, where IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Emily Lorenz, PE, was joined by IIBEC Secretary/Treasurer Chris Dawkins, PE, in defending IIBEC’s two CCPs related to minimum slope and secondary drainage during reroofing.

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IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee and Codes and Standards Committee Seek Input

October 12, 2020

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Codes and Standards Committee (CSC) need your input. A major TAC objective is to identify building enclosure technical issues important to IIBEC membership. As you encounter topics, issues, or concerns, please notify the TAC so they may be considered for possible advisory development. Technical Advisories are developed and […]

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