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EPA Publishes Final Formaldehyde Rule

The EPA TSCA Title VI final rule for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products has been published in the Federal Register and is now official. The rule was changed to address technical issues raised by stakeholders - including those raised by HPVA Laboratories (soon to be Capital Testing). Read more at Decorative Hardwoods

2019-09-11T16:10:59-04:00September 11th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

US Cities Adopt Stricter Building Energy Codes

As US cities ramp up their clean energy efforts, stricter building energy codes are some of their biggest success stories. In fact, 30 cities have taken steps to reduce energy waste in buildings by improving these codes, according to the newly released 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard. Read more at ACEEE

2019-09-10T16:02:13-04:00September 10th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

New Resiliency-Based Safety Standard for Structures: Positive Influence

Eaton electrical engineer, Thomas A. Domitrovich, writes that “that by following the model established by the popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program, more industries can work together to reduce loan rates and insurance premiums paid via a requirement that calls for more resilient, safer structures.” Read more at Buildings

2019-09-10T13:07:21-04:00September 10th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

EPA Publishes Final Formaldehyde Rule

The EPA TSCA Title VI final rule for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products has been published in the Federal Register and is now official. The rule was changed to address technical issues raised by stakeholders - including those raised by HPVA Laboratories® (soon to be Capital Testing). Read more at Decorative Hardwoods

2019-09-10T09:18:37-04:00September 10th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

The Four Major Aspects of Code Compliance for Windows

Window replacement contractors need to understand four major aspects of code compliance for windows: energy conservation, safety glazing, fall protection, and emergency escape and rescue. For the first two aspects, requirements for replacement windows in existing buildings are the same as those for windows in new construction. That is, energy codes limit the U-factor and solar-heat-gain coefficient, and if the window is located in one of seven locations deemed "hazardous" by the IRC, then it must be safety glazed, typically using either tempered glass or security film. These both mainly affect the cost of the window itself. Read More at Builder Online

2019-06-17T16:12:30-04:00February 8th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

Disaster Mitigation: Every Dollar Above Code Counts

When it comes to design and construction, it pays to invest in disaster mitigation.  That was a message from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) this week, amid its annual Building Innovation conference.  In a recent report for a multi-year study, NIBS found a national benefit of as much as $11 for every $1 invested into mitigation strategies around safety, the prevention of property loss and disruption of day-to-day life—all of which leading experts say should be a primary focus amid increasing costs for natural disasters. Read More at DWM

2019-01-18T12:47:09-04:00January 18th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

ICC releases resilience benchmarks for buildings

Earlier this month, the International Code Council(ICC) and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released a pilot document on community resilience benchmarks for buildings.  It focuses on providing a mechanism to evaluate a facility’s current state of resilience and a guide for possible improvements.  The benchmarks consist of nine requirements aimed at increasing resilience, including the adoption, administration, and enforcement of building codes. Read More at Construction Specifier

2019-01-18T12:45:24-04:00January 18th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

Code change submission deadline extended to January 14

Washington, D.C., Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The International Code Council extended the deadline for proposed changes to the 2019 Group B International Codes (I-Codes) to Monday, January 14, 2019, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.  All interested parties are welcome to submit their proposals through the code development website, cdpACCESS. Read Full Press Release at Globe Newswire

2019-01-18T12:43:18-04:00January 18th, 2019|Codes & Standards News|

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