The City of El Paso has approved the 2012 International Energy and Conservation Codes for new residential and commercial construction and major renovations on a voluntary basis. Home-owners will have the option of using either the 2012 IECC codes or the previously approved 2009 IECC codes. While the codes are not mandatory, there are certain incentives in place to encourage customers to use the newly adopted 2012 codes. The first 100 cases to utilize 2012 codes will be entitled to a 50%...
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The Florida Building Commission has set the deadline for public comment submission for September 23rd. Public comment deadline. The 2013 version of the Florida building code is based on the 2012 IECC with the normal round of amendments and the comment period is now open. Next meeting will be in October 8 and 9 in Daytona, FL.More Information: Florida Building Commission |...(2 comments comments)posted by Matt Kerns | September 6, 2012
The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) has released proposed changes to the 2012 model building code and will be holding public hearings on September 14 and 21. The draft code is based on 2012 IECC and has a few Washington-specific elements, including eliminating equipment tradeoffs. The public comment period is currently open and all comments are due September 21.More Information...Success Story: California Dreams: Title 24 Energy Code on Target for Net Zero Energy Standards Goal by 2020
In May 2012, California approved its next building energy code update, the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES, also referred to as Title 24, Part 6), setting the stage to once again claim one of the most efficient energy codes in the nation. The update’s timing is considered crucial given California’s population growth projections of 12% over the next eight years...Success Story: Kansas City Pushes Strong Energy Code Update to Spur Metropolitan Area in Home Rule State
The states of Missouri and Kansas present unique challenges to building energy code adoption support. As home rule states, they do not adopt mandatory statewide codes...