Schedules are being developed to produce a condensed 2021 ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings September 19-28 in Pittsburgh. This year’s event will take precautions to allow members, stakeholders and employees to gather safely. Some sessions will be offered virtually. More details are forthcoming. “After making the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event, […]
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This year marks the exciting start of a new code development cycle. All Governmental Member Voting Representatives must be validated this year. Governmental Member primary representatives must validate their voting representatives by August 21 in order to fully participate in the code development process. Validate credentials here. Also, the Code Council has issued the “2021 […]
The Biden Administration is doubling funding to $1 billion for state and local governments under BRIC (Building Resilient Communities and Infrastructure). Read the White House statement here. The BRIC program premiered in 2020 and was FEMA’s new $500 million mitigation grant program. It prioritizes the adoption and enforcement of hazard resistant building codes and makes […]
Only ONE application is needed to apply by June 29 for any and all of the five scholarships in the 2021 ICC Sponsored Scholarship program, which include: ICC General Scholarship Fund William J. Tangye Scholarship J.W. “Bill” Neese Scholarship C.D. Howard Scholarship Charlie O’Meilia Scholarship The 2021 Application Form and the Scholarship Recommendation Form for […]
On Thursday morning, join High Performance Buildings Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Peter Welch (D VT) as well as chief executives from the High Performance Building Coalition for a roundtable discussion on efforts in Congress and the private sector to promote public health, address climate change and mitigate against natural hazards in the built environment. Those participating […]
The tutorial webinar series on using the Code Council’s Digital Premium Complete is available free to those interested in obtaining and using it. The webinars are stored on You Tube at ICCMEDIA, including the most recent webinar titled, “How to Narrow Down Search Results and Navigate Premium Content Offerings.” The other webinars are Advance Search […]
Preliminary analysis released by the U.S. Department of Energy finds that the residential provisions of the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are 9.38 percent more efficient than the 2018 edition and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8.66 percent. The International Code Council has developed the IECC for over three decades. With this new analysis, the IECC has seen a 40 percent […]
Codes and standards play an important role in advancing energy efficiency and responding to a changing climate. To help implement and advance its resiliency, sustainability and energy strategy, three new specialized professionals — Kris Stenger, Jerica Stacey and Joseph Sollod — recently joined the Code Council team to provide advanced products and solutions related to […]
Energy code users and participants of all types are expected to sign up for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2021 National Energy Codes Conference to be held online July 20-22. That list includes building officials, builders, state energy offices, trade associations, energy efficiency organizations, architects, engineers, policymakers, manufacturers, utilities, code administrators, educators, researchers and the […]
Advance planning for devastating events helps communities increase their health and safety during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services and supports a faster recovery in the aftermath of a disaster. 4LEAF Inc., a virtual webinar sponsor of Building Safety Month week four, debuted a video on why home-hardening and […]