ASHRAE, ICC open building life cycle emissions draft standard to comment

Sources: ASHRAE, Atlanta; CP staff ASHRAE and the International Code Council invite comment to their jointly development document, Proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings, through March 18. The draft of the standard can be obtained and comments portal accessed here. Standard 240P will provide a methodology to quantify the embodied and operational GHG…

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International Code Council drives mission message for Building Safety Month

Sources: International Code Council, Washington, D.C. The 44th Annual Building Safety Month, programmed to raises awareness about the importance of building codes in establishing and ensuring the safety of the built environment, kicks off on May 1 with the theme “Mission Possible.” Each year, International Code Council officials and members, along with global communities, advance building safety measures through proclamations,…

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ASHRAE, ICC weigh response to GHG evaluation standard

Two of the principal organizations driving specifications and practices reflected in a building’s life cycle carbon metrics will review sentiments on their Proposed Standard 240P – Evaluating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Carbon Emissions in Building Design, Construction and Operation, posted at osr.ashrae.org. ASHRAE—synonymous with heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration standards—and the International Code Council present a methodology for quantifying…

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Council envisions better proposal vetting in new code development process

AltusGroup Inc. precast producers have renewed ICC Evaluation Service report (ESR #2953), reaffirming how their CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels meet code requirements. CarbonCast elements with carbon fiber C-GRID shear truss connectors and rigid foam insulation were first tested in accordance with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC-422 in 2014. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers reference ICC-ES documents to…

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Council envisions better proposal vetting in new code development process

Source: International Code Council, Itasca, Ill. The International Code Council has outlined development process changes, effective 2024-2026 toward the 2027 International Codes (I-Codes). In the new timeline, year one will include two Committee Action Hearings for Group A Codes; year two will include two Committee Action Hearings for Group B Codes; and year three will be the joint Public Comment…

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International Code Council personalizes theme for 2023 Building Safety Month

“Building Safety Starts with You!” is the theme for the International Code Council’s 43rd annual Building Safety Month. The educational and interactive campaign will take place in May to raise awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces we live, work, play and learn. Each year, ICC, its members and communities around the world celebrate…

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Council conveys energy efficiency message to global audience

The International Code Council took the opportunity of the United Nations COP26 Global Climate Change Conference in Glasgow to underscore the role building codes need to play in helping governments and local jurisdictions around the world meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to a consensus greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.  The We Mean Business Buildings Pavilion organized by the Global…

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Code Council brings building energy efficiency message to global stage

Sources: International Code Council, Itasca, Ill.; CP staff The International Code Council is taking the opportunity of the United Nations-affiliated COP26 Global Climate Change Conference in Glasgow to promote building codes’ role in helping governments and local jurisdictions around the world meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to lower greenhouse gas inventories.  Through November 12, the We Mean Business Buildings…

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International Code Council launches “Code on a Mission” challenge

The International Code Council, a leading global source of model codes or standards and building safety solutions, presents its “Code on a Mission” challenge with an eye to having over a third of the U.S. population covered by the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by the end of 2023. To make this a reality, ICC encourages the building industry…

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Consensus inconveniences irk climate crowd

Increasing awareness of residential and commercial buildings’ contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions levels, mainly through electricity or direct fossil fuel consumption, is leading to more scrutiny of wall and roof system energy efficiency. The International Code Council Board of Directors has responded with “Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency: A Path Forward on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a…

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