building codes


The ICC’s Nightmare on Elm Street

The Trade-Off Loophole in the proposed 2018 IECC may earn first-ever “negative” determination from DOE.   In the 2009 IECC, the ICC’s Governmental Member Voting…


The New ERI Path

Section R406 of the 2015 IECC is a dramatic shift from public ownership to privatizing building energy code enforcement. Should we care?   For some…



Real Builders Respect Building Codes

  In his first column for the newly launched CodeWatcher magazine, Green Builder Media founder Ron Jones talks about builders’ reactions to regulation. If one…


Florida: Solar and Building Codes

Florida has until October 1 to decide whether onsite renewable power generation may be used for code compliance. Back in late March, the Green Builder Coalition reported…


New ICC CEU: Treated Wood for Decks

  A new ICC CEU is available on code compliant treated wood for residential deck construction. “Code Compliant Treated Wood for Residential Deck Construction” is…


Icynene Classic Max

No ignition barrier in residential unvented attic applications needed with this product. Icynene Classic Max is a one-and-done innovation from the industry leader that eliminates…