Deadline for Commercial Energy Code Adoption Nears

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09/04/2013

Deadline for Commercial Energy Code Adoption Nears

 
Deadline for commercial energy code adoption nears.

According to a DOE mandate, all states are required to adopt a new commercial energy code that meets or exceeds ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 by Oct. 18. Many states have complied and the remaining ones will soon follow.

The newest version of the landmark energy efficiency building standard was published in August 2010. When adopted and implemented by states, 90.1-2010 is estimated to result in an 18.2% savings in energy cost when compared to the 2007 version, according to the DOE.

CODE VARIATIONS
The International Building Code (IBC) 2012 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2012 are among the codes that are compliant with the new standard.

A few changes these codes will bring includes required increased use of continuous insulation (CI), integration of a continuous air barrier, and NFPA 285 fire test compliance for air/water-resistive barriers.

Since it is not always feasible for states to adopt national codes, your state may choose to adopt a national model code by reference and then amend the code or develop a state or local code that better fits their energy goals.

Find out what code your area has adopted at the International Code Council website.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

Morton designBUILD is a team that works with you, from concept to completion, to create custom steel buildings and beyond.  Visit our website for design inspirations today!

 


 

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