Code Council, ASHRAE Guidelines Aid Energy-Efficient Construction, Help Governments Secure Federal Funds

The International Code Council (ICC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have together published the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1- 2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings in one book.The new publication can be used to qualify for federal energy grants, and a guide for the construction industry to build or retrofit homes and buildings to be more energy-efficient, through a variety of ways, including glass and windows.

The decision to create the joint publication resulted from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Act establishes an energy efficiency goal of 90 percent compliance with the IECC and Standard 90.1-2007 in all 50 states by 2017. In establishing this goal, the federal legislation recognizes the 2009 IECC and Standard 90.1-2007 as the energy efficiency benchmarks for residential and commercial buildings.

Because the ICC and ASHRAE documents complement each other, publishing them in one book benefits architects, designers, engineers and code officials, as it makes it easier to choose between design options, and ensures new and renovated buildings are in compliance with the latest references and local building safety codes.

CLICK HERE to purchase a copy of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1- 2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings as one publication.


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