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  • The International Code Council (ICC) had a problem: Its I-Code Development Hearings were growing longer at the same time that building department budgets and staffs were growing smaller. In 2011, ICC’s Board of Directors took action, forming a Steering Committee and charging them with the daunting mission of bring the complicated code development process into the electronic age to boost the participation of Governmental Members and other stakeholders.
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    posted by Seul Rhee | July 25, 2014
  • By Garrett Herndon, National Policy Research Assistant at ACEEE
     
    On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made history with the release of the agency’s Clean Power Plan. For the first time, the United States has...
    posted by Seul Rhee | July 16, 2014
  • The South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) provided thirteen building code professionals advanced training to become certified Energy Code Ambassadors in the state of Texas. These experienced code enforcement professionals have stepped forward to offer their expertise and assistance to other building departments and the construction industry, to assure that construction of buildings and...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 23, 2014
  • The Southeast Energy Codes Coalition (SECC) is comprised of stakeholders who share a belief in the value of energy codes driven by sound building science and cost effective energy efficiency. The Coalition members share information, coordinate with peers and collaboratively address challenges in order to ensure the Southeast reaps the economic and health...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 17, 2014
  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability and comfort for nearly 20 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. homebuilders) to bring cutting-edge...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 17, 2014
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