2021 / 2022 Code Development: Group A

CCC Meeting Notice

The ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC) has scheduled a WebEx meeting for February 18, 2021, 10am-Noon CT and 2-4pm CT (if needed). The purpose for this telephone conference is for the CCC to consider editorial and scoping issues related to the proposals submitted in the 2021 Group B cycle, in accordance with Section 4, Items 2 & 3 of Council Policy CP#44. Please see the attached meeting notice.

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Below are the hearing dates for the 2021 Group A Cycle:

  • 2021 Committee Action Hearing to be held virtually: April 11-21, 2021 and April 25-May 5, 2021
  • 2021 Public Comment Hearing: September 22-29, 2021

The Code Change Agenda, Report of the Committee Action Hearing, and the Public Comment Agenda for the 2021 Group A Code Change cycle will be posted below.

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Current Code Development Cycle

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CCC Meeting

The ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC) has scheduled a WebEx meeting for February 18, 2021, 10am-Noon CT and 2-4pm CT (if needed). The purpose for this telephone conference is for the CCC to consider editorial and scoping issues related to the proposals submitted in the 2021 Group B cycle, in accordance with Section 4, Items 2 & 3 of Council Policy CP#44. Please see the attached meeting notice.

ICC Reference Standards Guide

The ICC Reference Standards Guide developed by the ICC Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) is now available.

2021 Group A Code Change Submittal

cdpACCESS opened October 19, 2020 for 2021 Group A Code Change Submittal.

Virtual 2021 Committee Action Hearings

2021 Group A Committee Action Hearings FAQs

UPDATED 2021–2022 ICC Code Development Cycle schedule

The 2021/2022 Code Development Schedule is being updated

2021/2022 ICC Code Committee Responsibility Matrix available

2021 / 2022 Code Development Cycle

ICC Committee Activities

Throughout the current cycle, ICC committees have been put in place to study specific technical issues and participate in the ICC Code Development Process. Below is a list of current committees and a link to their respective web pages:

For a link to all committees and councils, click here.

 

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2021 / 2022 Code DevelopmentInformation
2021 / 2022 Code Development SchedulePosted: March 17, 2020
Updated December 1, 2020
Call for CommitteesPosted: March 17, 2020
Due: June 15, 2020
Code Committee Responsibility MatrixPosted: October 13, 2020

 

2021 Cycle - Group AInformation
Group A CodesCommittee Rosters
IBC- E, IBC - FS, IBC -G, IFC, IFGC, IMC, IPC, IPMC,IPSDC, IRC – M, IRC- P, ISPSC, IWUIC, IZC
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF CODE CHANGE PROPOSALSDeadline: January 11, 2021
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NEW STANDARDSDeadline: February 15, 2021
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE I-CODES”Scheduled: March 1, 2021
PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS ANALYSES
ONLINE FLOOR MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS
TENTATIVE HEARING ORDERS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH)Meetings held virtually:
April 11-21,2021
April 25-May5, 2021
WEBCASTLive April 11-21, April 25-May 5, 2021
UPATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTSUpdated during the CAH
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING RESULTS
CAH HEARING VIDEOS
WEB POSTING OF “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING”Scheduled: May 24, 2021
UPDATES TO THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTSJuly 2, 2021
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
VOTER VALIDATION
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY ACSeptember 22-29, 2021
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PAAC: September 19-22, 2021
WEBCASTActive September 22-29, 2021
UPDATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTSUpdated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV)Approx 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICAL OGCV RESULTSApprox. 2 weeks after conclusion of OGCV Posted
WEB POSTING OF FINAL ACTION GROUP A RESULTS, INCLUDING OGCV VOTING
RESULTS
Following Validation Committee certification of OGCV and ICC Board
confirmation.
2022 Cycle - Group BInformation
Group B CodesCommittee Rosters
Admin, IBC-S, IEBC, IECC-C, IECC-R/IRC-E, IgCC (Ch. 1),
IRC – B
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF CODE CHANGE PROPOSALSJanuary 10, 2022
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NEW STANDARDS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE I-CODES”Scheduled: February 23, 2022
PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS ANALYSES
ONLINE FLOOR MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS/FAQ’S
TENTATIVE HEARING ORDERS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH)March 27 - April 6, 2022
Rochester Riverside Convention Center; Rochester, NY
WEBCASTActive: March 27 - April 6
UPATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTSUpdated during the CAH
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING RESULTS
WEB POSTING OF “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING”Scheduled: May 9, 2022
UPDATES TO THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTSJune 20, 2022
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY ACSeptember 14-21, 2022, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisvile, KY

AC: September 11-14, 2022

WEBCASTActive: September 14-21, 2022
UPDATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTSUpdated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV)Approximately 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICIAL OGCV RESULTSApproximately 2 weeks after the conclusion of the OGCV
WEB POSTING OF FINAL ACTION GROUP B RESULTS, INCLUDING OGCV VOTING
RESULTS
Following Validation Committee certification of OGCV and ICC Board
confirmation.

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Name/Title of DocumentsTopicLinkOrganizationNotes
Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) credentialCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.fm.training/credentials/cfmIFMA
BCXP – BUILDING COMMISSIONING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/bcxp-building-commissioning-professional-certificationASHRAE
CCP, ACP, CCFCertification/Credential Programhttps://bccbonline.org/BCCB
Certified Building Commissioning ProfessionalCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certified-building-commissioning-professionalAEE
BEAP – BUILDING ENERGY ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/beap-building-energy-assessment-professional-certificationASHRAE
BEMP – BUILDING ENERGY MODELING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/bemp-building-energy-modeling-professional-certificationASHRAE
CHD – CERTIFIED HVAC DESIGNERCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/chd-certified-hvac-designerASHRAE
HBDP – HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING DESIGN PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/hbdp-high-performance-building-design-professional-certificationASHRAE
OPMP – OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/opmp-operations-and-performance-management-professional-certificationASHRAE
LEED APCertification/Credential Programhttps://new.usgbc.org/credentialsUSGBC
WELL APCertification/Credential Programhttps://www.wellcertified.com/well-apUSGBC/IWBI
NBI 40% Commercial Stretch CodeCode and Code Implementationhttps://newbuildings.org/product/40-stretch-energy-standard/New Buildings InstituteCode for 40% better than 90.1-2013 and some commentary
NYSERDA Performance Path Enforcement ManualCode Implementationhttps://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Programs/energy-code-training/performance-path-review-manual.pdfNYSERDAThis manual provides detailed guidance for effective and efficient performance path plan review.
NYSERDA Performance Path Review ChecklistCode Implementationhttps://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Programs/energy-code-training/performance-path-review-checklist.xlsxNYSERDAprioritize the plan review scope, document results and provide comments to the permit applicant
Residential Energy Code Plan Review ChecklistCode Implementationhttps://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/MA-LowRise-Residential-New-Construction-Energy-Code-Compliance-Checklist-FINAL-05022018.pdf?la=en&hash=A071064CA8D4E8A79BF7565B3DC75C136E62CDD9Mass SaveGeneral plan review checklist for MA
Commercial Plan Review ChecklistCode Implementationhttps://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/MA-CSCS-Commercial-Plan-Review-Checklist.pdf?la=en&hash=A99D86C4BD1EDC377AB65CAA8CF1D7802418A22EMass SaveGeneral plan review checklist for MA
NYSERDA Performance Path CalculatorCode Implementationhttps://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Programs/energy-code-training/performance-path-calculator.xlsmNYSERDA
How-To Guide: Supporting DocumentationCode Implementationhttps://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/h2g_all.pdfNYC DOBDetailed compliance guide to the 2016 NYCECC
How to Demonstrate Energy Code Compliance: Quick Reference Guide for 2016 NYCECCCode Implementationhttps://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/qrg_h2demonstrate_energy_code_compliance.pdfNYC DOBQuick guide for 2016 NYCECC documentation requirements and forms
Code NotesCode Implementationhttps://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/codes/list-code-notes.pageNYC DOBBrief Overview of Code Requirements (outdated)
Building Thermal Envelope - Enhanced Thermal Performance SpreadsheetCode Implementationhttps://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/power-smart/builders-developers/betbg-enhanced-spreadsheet.xlsmBC Hydro, New Construction ProgramCalculator to de-rate walls using linear, point and clear field transmittance values
BC Hydro New Construction Program (all links)Code Implementationhttps://www.bchydro.com/powersmart/business/programs/new-construction.htmlBC Hydro, New Construction ProgramThermal bridging guide, catalogue of examples of efficient, improved, regular, & poor construction details per wall construction type
Commercial Energy Code Fact SheetCode Implementationhttps://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Commercial%20Energy%20Code%20Compliance%20Fact%20Sheet--Final.pdfPhila. Dept. Licenses & InspectionsPhila. fact sheet with links to other compliance certificates and tools
What Code Do I Use? FlowchartCode Implementationhttps://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/What%20Code%20Do%20I%20Use.pdfPhila. Dept. Licenses & InspectionsFlow chart for Residential MF (Philly-specific)
Compliance Path FlowchartCode Implementationhttps://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Energy%20Code%20Compliance%20Path%20Flowcharts--Final.pdfPhila. Dept. Licenses & InspectionsShows all compliance path options
EN-1 Form (Energy modeling compliance workbook)Code Implementationhttps://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/excel/en1-workbook.xlsxNYC DOBRequired compliance workbook for energy modeling projects
Duct, Envelepe and Mech Vent Testing CertificateCode Implementationhttps://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/Duct-Envelope-and-Ventilation-Certificate.pdf?la=en&hash=56A54A118D14FAB2EDA09B4E1F7F13E31E282685Mass SaveCompliance certificate
Air Barrier and Insulation Checklist and Graphical GuideCode Implementationhttps://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/Residential-Air-Barrier--Insulation-Installation-Checklist-with-Graphical-Guide.pdf?la=en&hash=B37D37B16AE8ABA662F6A0E9CBFA7196DB35D6DBMass SaveCompliance checklist/certificate/graphical guide
DET and Final Insulation Inspection FormCode Implementationhttps://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Duct%20and%20Envelope%20Testing%20Certificate%20(May%202019)--Final.pdfPhila. Dept. Licenses & InspectionsDET compliance certificate and third party final insulation/air barrier inspection
Third-Party Air Barrier & Insulation Inspection FormCode Implementationhttps://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Air%20Barrier%20and%20Insulation%20Checklist%20(May%202019)--Final.pdfPHila. Dept. Licenses & InspectionsThird-Party Air Barrier & Insulation Inspection Form
Green Inspections ProcessCode Implementationhttps://www.buildgreendc.org/inspectionsDCRA 
Energy Code Verification SheetsCode Implementationhttps://www.buildgreendc.org/energy-codeDCRAAn Energy Verification Worksheet (EVS) is submitted in the official plan set when applying for a building permit. The EVS provides a transparent and consistent method of communication between the designers, code reviewers, and inspectors to show compliance with the DC Energy Conservation Code.
Seattle Energy Code Guides/DocumentsCode Implementationhttp://www.seattle.gov/sdci/codes/codes-we-enforce-(a-z)/energy-codeSeattleCity of Seattle has 'tips' for compliance, and standardized forms for the applicant/code official. Commissioning checklist.
California's Title 24 Resource CenterCode Implementationhttps://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/building-energy-efficiency-standards/online-resource-centerCalifornia Title 24Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Energy Code AceCode Implementationhttps://energycodeace.com/California Title 24Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
ASHRAE ZE for small office BuildingsCode Implementationhttps://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/aedgsASHRAE
Architecture EducationDegree Programshttps://www.ncarb.org/become-architect/study-architecture/accredited-programsNCARB
General?http://lifeaftercarbon.net/innovation-network-for-communities/workforce-development/INC
Community Resource Efficiencylocal programshttps://aspencore.org/ 
Architecture LicensureProfessional Cert/Licensehttps://www.ncarb.org/advance-your-career/ncarb-certificateNCARB
Electrical Training AllianceTrades Educationhttp://www.electricaltrainingalliance.org/IBEW/NECA
National Center for Construction Education & ResearchTrades Educationhttp://www.nccer.org/ 
Trades Educationhttps://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/DOL
Trades Educationhttps://www.apprenticeship.gov/industry-recognized-apprenticeship-programDOL
Trades Educationhttp://www.ua.org/apprenticeshipUA Plumb/Pipefitters
Trades Educationhttp://www.agcsdatt.org/AGC
ICC Safety 2.0Workforce Developmenthttps://www.iccsafe.org/professional-development/safety2/ICC
Compliance Tools Link - BECPCompliancehttps://www.energycodes.gov/performance_based_compliance#toolsBECPCompliance Forms
ASHRAE TrainingsWorkforce Developmenthttps://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification Certifications for building energy modeling, high-performance building design, commissioning, and building operations
Commercial CalculatorGeneralhttps://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/qualified-software-calculating-commercial-building-tax-deductions 
Residential CalculatorGeneralhttps://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/list-approved-software-calculating-energy-efficient-home-credit.   
Air Leakage – DefinedAir Leakagehttps://energy.ces.ncsu.edu/air-leakage-defined/Home Energy Conservation, NC Cooperative ExtensionGuide to air leakage that includes links to many other air leakage resources.
Save Home Energy by Stopping Air LeaksAir Leakagehttp://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec479.pdfUniversity of Nebraska Lincoln ExtensionResource for finding and managing air leakage in homes. (2011)
Keeping The Heat In - Chapter 4: Comprehensive air leakage controlAir Leakagehttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-homes/make-your-home-more-energy-efficient/keeping-heat/keeping-heat-chapter-4-comprehensive-air-leakage-control/15635Natural Resources CanadaGuide to finding air leakage areas and air sealing materials. (2016)
Air Sealing: Building Envelope ImprovementsAir Leakagehttps://www.energystar.gov/ia/home_improvement/home_sealing/AirSealingFS_2005.pdfENERGY STARFactsheet developed by ENERGY STAR estimating energy use. (2005)
Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings from Cost-Effective Air Sealing and InsulatingAir Leakagehttps://www.energystar.gov/campaign/seal_insulate/methodologyENERGY STAREstimates of energy savings due to air sealing and insulating.
Blower Door TestsAir Leakage Testinghttps://www.energy.gov/energysaver/blower-door-testsEnergy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EEREDescribes blower door testing.
Diagnosing and Sealing Air LeakageAir Leakage Testinghttp://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=27550&locid=25Home Energy PlusComprehensive guide to conducting blower door tests. (2019)
All You Need to Know About Blower Door TestAir Leakage Testinghttps://www.bobvila.com/articles/blower-door-tests/ Bob VilaDetails testing procedures, meaning of results, and costs.
Air Leakage Testing Garage to House Air BarrierAir Leakage Testinghttps://basc.pnnl.gov/resource-guides/air-leakage-testing-garage-house-air-barrier Building America Solution CenterGuidance for homes with an attached garage to test the air barrier between the house and the garage to verify its integrity.
Building Air Tightness: Code Compliance & Air Sealing OverviewAir Leakage Testinghttps://cdn-web.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/proclamations/TN02-Building-Tightness_pdf.pdfICC, National Association of Home BuildersDescribes air tightness, testing, air sealing strategies, and air barriers. (2014)
Seven Tips for Multifamily Blower Door TestingAir Leakage Testinghttps://scotthomeinspection.com/7-tips-for-multi-family-blower-door-testing/ Scott Home InspectionProvides insight into multifamily blower door tests. (2020)
Testing Air Leakage in Multifamily BuildingsAir Leakage Testinghttps://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/testing-air-leakage-in-multifamily-buildingsGreen Building AdvisorDetails different methods for blower door testing in multifamily buildings.
Aerosol Sealing Building Enclosures, Single and Multifamily Dwellings - Code Compliance BriefAir Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/aerosol-sealing-building-enclosures-single-and-multifamily-dwellings-code-complianceBuilding America Solution CenterProvides code-related information for aerosol sealing building enclosures to achieve durable air tightness levels.
How to Install an Air Barrier for Reduced Air LeakageAir Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.ecohome.net/guides/2251/air-barriers-tips-for-building-airtight-homes/ https://youtu.be/BuG7orQni1oEcohomeVideo on air barrier installation. (2015)
Can Polyethylene Be Used as an Air Barrier?Air Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/can-polyethylene-be-used-as-an-air-barrier Green Building AdvisorExplores the ways polyethylene can be used as an air barrier. (2011)
Air Sealing Your HomeAir Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EEREPresents air sealing tips.
Air Sealing TechniquesAir Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.sealinsulateandventilate.com/sealing/air-sealing-techniques/Seal, Insulate, & VentilateProvides guidelines for proper air sealing.
Air Sealing For New Home ConstructionAir Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.energy.gov/energysaver/air-sealing-your-home/air-sealing-new-home-constructionEnergy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EEREIdentifies techniques and materials identified as best practices for air barriers and air sealing.
CaulkingAir Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home/caulkingEnergy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EEREIn-depth look at caulking compounds.
Weather-strippingAir Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home/weatherstripping Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EEREIn-depth look at weather-stripping options.
What is an Air Barrier?Air Barrier and Sealing Materialshttps://www.ecohome.net/guides/2298/what-is-an-air-barrier/EcohomeIdentifies air barriers and techniques. (2013)
Measure Guideline: Wall Air Sealing and Insulation Methods in Existing HomesAir Leakage in Existing Buildingshttps://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/55480.pdfU.S. DOE’s EERE, Building Technologies ProgramOverview of retrofit methods for existing homes. (2012)
Air Leakage Testing and Air Sealing in Existing Multifamily UnitsAir Leakage in Existing Buildingshttps://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_america/air_sealing_multifamily.pdf U.S. DOE’s EERE, Building Technologies ProgramOverview of techniques for measuring and sealing envelope air leakage in multifamily buildings. (2012)
ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016. Standard for Testing Airtightness of Building Enclosures, Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems, and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation SystemsDuct Sealing and Insulationhttps://shop.iccsafe.org/ansi-resnet-icc-380-2016-standard-for-testing-airtightness-of-building-enclosures-airtightness-of-heating-and-cooling-air-distribution-systems-and-airflow-of-mechanical-ventilation-systems-1.html
RESNETProvides a methodology for evaluating the airtightness of
Sealing Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Supply and Return Register Boots - Code Compliance BriefDuct Sealing and Insulationhttps://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/sealing-heating-ventilating-and-air-conditioning-supply-and-return-regiBuilding America Solution Centerbuilding envelopes and heating and cooling air ducts and the airflows of mechanical ventilation
Place Ducts Inside the Building EnvelopeDuct Sealing and Insulationhttps://zeroenergyproject.org/2016/12/16/place-ducts-inside-building-envelope/ Zero Energy Projectsystems.
Measure Guideline: Buried and/or Encapsulated DuctsDuct Sealing and Insulationhttps://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_america/measure_guide_buried_encap_ducts.pdfU.S. DOE’s EERE, Building Technologies Office
Testing Duct LeakageDuct Testing Resourceshttps://www.energyvanguard.com/diagnostic-performance-testing/duct-leakageEnergy VanguardProvides guidance on finding duct leakage; includes links to Total Duct Leakage Test and Outside Duct Leakage Test.
Duct Testing Best PracticesDuct Testing Resourceshttps://retrotec.com/blog/post/duct-testing-best-practices/Sam MeyersPresents best practices for duct testing. (2018)
Testing and Sealing DuctworkDuct Testing Resourceshttps://energy.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/V-training-testing_and_sealing_ductwork_from_fine_homebuilding.pdf?fwd=noA. Tamasin Sterner and Larry ArmandaDescribes methods for tracking leaks.
RESNET Guidelines for Multifamily Energy RatingsDuct Testing Resourceshttps://www.resnet.us/wp-content/uploads/Adopted_RESNET_Guidlines_for_Multifamily_Ratings_8-29-14.pdfRESNETDescribes procedures for multifamily dwelling unit and duct testing. (2014)
Is a Blower Door Test Required on a Renovation or Addition?Duct Testing Resourceshttp://www.greenedgemichigan.com/is-a-blower-door-test-required-on-a-renovation-or-addition/Andrew Lesperance, GreenEdge of MichiganProvides guidance on duct testing for renovations and additions.
Duct Testing Standard For New and Existing ConstructionDuct Testing Resourceshttp://www.energy.wsu.edu/Documents/Duct%20Testing%20Standards%20modified_new_rev_1_29_12.pdfWashington State UniversityOutlines exceptions for duct testing in existing homes. (2012)
Insulation MaterialsGeneral Insulationhttps://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/insulation/insulation-materialsEnergy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EEREGuide to insulation materials.
Where to Insulate in a HomeGeneral Insulationhttps://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/insulation/where-insulate-homeEnergy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EEREComprehensive look at where insulation is required in a home.
How to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic StairsAttic Insulationhttps://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/how-to-insulate-and-air-seal-pull-down-attic-stairsGreen Building AdvisorInsulating pull-down attic stairs to reduce heating and cooling loss. (2012)
How to Insulate and Air Seal an Attic HatchAttic Insulationhttps://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/how-to-insulate-and-air-seal-an-attic-hatchGreen Building AdvisorGuide to using multiple layers of rigid foam insulation, high quality weather-stripping, and several secure latches for attic hatches. (2012)
Installation of Common Insulation Types: Wood-Frame Walls and AtticsAttic Insulationhttps://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/TN08-installation-of-common-insulation-types-20170607.pdfNational Association of Home BuildersAddresses insulation types and installation. (2017)
Air Sealing and Insulating Common Walls (Party Walls) in Multi-Family Buildings - Code Compliance BriefWall Insulationhttps://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/air-sealing-and-insulating-common-walls-party-walls-multi-family-buildings-codeBuilding America Solution CenterProvides code-specific information about air sealing and insulating common walls in multi-family buildings.
Air Sealing and Insulating Attic Knee Walls - Code Compliance BriefWall Insulationhttps://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/air-sealing-and-insulating-attic-knee-walls-code-compliance-briefBuilding America Solution CenterProvides code-related information about attic knee walls.
Air Sealing and Insulating Garage Walls - Code Compliance BriefWall Insulationhttps://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/air-sealing-and-insulating-garage-walls-code-compliance-briefBuilding America Solution CenterProvides code-specific information about air sealing and insulating garage walls

Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Resources

Name/Title of ResourceTopicLinkOrganizationNotes
Air Barrier and Insulation Checklist and Graphical Guide Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Mass Save Compliance checklist/certificate/graphical guide
Third-Party Air Barrier & Insulation Inspection Form Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink PHila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Third-Party Air Barrier & Insulation Inspection Form
Aerosol Sealing Building Enclosures, Single and Multifamily Dwellings - Code Compliance Brief Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Building America Solution Center Provides code-related information for aerosol sealing building enclosures to achieve durable air tightness levels.
How to Install an Air Barrier for Reduced Air Leakage Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Ecohome Video on air barrier installation. (2015)
Can Polyethylene Be Used as an Air Barrier? Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Green Building Advisor Explores the ways polyethylene can be used as an air barrier. (2011)
Air Sealing Your Home Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Presents air sealing tips.
Air Sealing Techniques Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Seal, Insulate, & Ventilate Provides guidelines for proper air sealing.
Air Sealing For New Home Construction Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Identifies techniques and materials identified as best practices for air barriers and air sealing.
Caulking Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE In-depth look at caulking compounds.
Weather-stripping Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE In-depth look at weather-stripping options.
What is an Air Barrier? Air Barrier and Sealing MaterialsLink Ecohome Identifies air barriers and techniques. (2013)
Air Leakage – Defined Air LeakageLink Home Energy Conservation, NC Cooperative Extension Guide to air leakage that includes links to many other air leakage resources.
Save Home Energy by Stopping Air Leaks Air LeakageLink University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Resource for finding and managing air leakage in homes. (2011)
Keeping The Heat In - Chapter 4: Comprehensive air leakage control Air LeakageLink Natural Resources Canada Guide to finding air leakage areas and air sealing materials. (2016)
Air Sealing: Building Envelope Improvements Air LeakageLink ENERGY STAR Factsheet developed by ENERGY STAR estimating energy use. (2005)
Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings from Cost-Effective Air Sealing and Insulating Air LeakageLink ENERGY STAR Estimates of energy savings due to air sealing and insulating.
Measure Guideline: Wall Air Sealing and Insulation Methods in Existing Homes Air Leakage in Existing BuildingsLink U.S. DOE’s EERE, Building Technologies Program Overview of retrofit methods for existing homes. (2012)
Air Leakage Testing and Air Sealing in Existing Multifamily Units Air Leakage in Existing BuildingsLink U.S. DOE’s EERE, Building Technologies Program Overview of techniques for measuring and sealing envelope air leakage in multifamily buildings. (2012)
Blower Door Tests Air Leakage TestingLink Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Describes blower door testing.
Diagnosing and Sealing Air Leakage Air Leakage TestingLink Home Energy Plus Comprehensive guide to conducting blower door tests. (2019)
All You Need to Know About Blower Door Test Air Leakage TestingLink Bob Vila Details testing procedures, meaning of results, and costs.
Air Leakage Testing Garage to House Air Barrier Air Leakage TestingLink Building America Solution Center Guidance for homes with an attached garage to test the air barrier between the house and the garage to verify its integrity.
Building Air Tightness: Code Compliance & Air Sealing Overview Air Leakage TestingLink ICC, National Association of Home Builders Describes air tightness, testing, air sealing strategies, and air barriers. (2014)
Seven Tips for Multifamily Blower Door Testing Air Leakage TestingLink Scott Home Inspection Provides insight into multifamily blower door tests. (2020)
Testing Air Leakage in Multifamily Buildings Air Leakage TestingLink Green Building Advisor Details different methods for blower door testing in multifamily buildings.
How to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic Stairs Attic InsulationLink Green Building Advisor Insulating pull-down attic stairs to reduce heating and cooling loss. (2012)
How to Insulate and Air Seal an Attic Hatch Attic InsulationLink Green Building Advisor Guide to using multiple layers of rigid foam insulation, high quality weather-stripping, and several secure latches for attic hatches. (2012)
Installation of Common Insulation Types: Wood-Frame Walls and Attics Attic InsulationLink National Association of Home Builders Addresses insulation types and installation. (2017)
BC Hydro New Construction Program (all links) Code ImplementationLink BC Hydro, New Construction Program Thermal bridging guide, catalogue of examples of efficient, improved, regular, & poor construction details per wall construction type
California's Title 24 Resource Center Code ImplementationLink California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Establishing a Plan to Achieve Energy Code Compliance in Cities Code ImplementationLink IMT Guidance to plan for code implementation
ASHRAE/IES Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems CommissioningLink ASHRAE Commissioning standard
Guideline 0 CommissioningLink ASHRAE Commissioning guidance
Building America Solution Center Compliance - Multi TopicLink Building America Solution Center Building America Solution Center. Offers over 250 resource guides on a variety of building components.
Building Energy Codes Program Resource Center Compliance - Multi TopicLink DOE BECP Building Energy Codes Program (BECP). Provides resources and information on energy code related topics
Building Science Corporation Compliance - Multi TopicLink Building Science Corp Offers extensive research and resources on building science topics. The library of resources, including guides and manuals, can be sorted by topic
Ecohome Compliance - Multi TopicLink Ecohome Provides building component guides for new home construction and existing buildings.
ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016. Standard for Testing Airtightness of Building Enclosures, Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems, and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation Systems Duct Sealing and InsulationLink RESNET Provides a methodology for evaluating the airtightness of
Sealing Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Supply and Return Register Boots - Code Compliance Brief Duct Sealing and InsulationLink Building America Solution Center Building envelopes and heating and cooling air ducts and the airflows of mechanical ventilation
RESNET Guidelines for Multifamily Energy Ratings Duct Testing ResourcesLink RESNET Describes procedures for multifamily dwelling unit and duct testing. (2014)
Is a Blower Door Test Required on a Renovation or Addition? Duct Testing Resources Link Andrew Lesperance, GreenEdge of Michigan Provides guidance on duct testing for renovations and additions.
Duct Testing Standard For New and Existing Construction Duct Testing ResourcesLink Washington State University Outlines exceptions for duct testing in existing homes. (2012)
Idaho Circuit Rider Program EnforcementLink Association of Idaho Cities Highlights of circuit rider program
Texas Third-Party Energy Code Inspection EnforcementLink SPEER Best Practices for Third Party Inspection
Florida Circuit Rider Program EnforcementLink SEEA Highlights of circuit rider program
Insulation Materials General InsulationLink Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Guide to insulation materials.
Where to Insulate in a Home General InsulationLink Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Comprehensive look at where insulation is required in a home.
NYSERDA Performance Path Enforcement Manual Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink NYSERDA This manual provides detailed guidance for effective and efficient performance path plan review.
NYSERDA Performance Path Review Checklist Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink NYSERDA prioritize the plan review scope, document results and provide comments to the permit applicant
Residential Energy Code Plan Review Checklist Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Mass Save General plan review checklist for MA
Commercial Plan Review Checklist Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Mass Save General plan review checklist for MA
NYSERDA Performance Path Calculator Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink NYSERDA Tool for performance path compliance
How to Demonstrate Energy Code Compliance: Quick Reference Guide for 2016 NYCECC Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink NYC DOB Quick guide for 2016 NYCECC documentation requirements and forms
Building Thermal Envelope - Enhanced Thermal Performance Spreadsheet Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink BC Hydro, New Construction Program Calculator to de-rate walls using linear, point and clear field transmittance values
Commercial Energy Code Fact Sheet Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Phila. fact sheet with links to other compliance certificates and tools
What Code Do I Use? Flowchart Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Flow chart for Residential MF (Philly-specific)
Compliance Path Flowchart Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Shows all compliance path options
EN-1 Form (Energy modeling compliance workbook) Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink NYC DOB Required compliance workbook for energy modeling projects
Duct, Envelope and Mech Vent Testing Certificate Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Mass Save Compliance certificate
DET and Final Insulation Inspection Form Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections DET compliance certificate and third party final insulation/air barrier inspection
Energy Code Verification Sheets Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink DCRA An Energy Verification Worksheet (EVS) is submitted in the official plan set when applying for a building permit. The EVS provides a transparent and consistent method of communication between the designers, code reviewers, and inspectors to show compliance with the DC Energy Conservation Code.
Seattle Energy Code Guides/Documents Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink Seattle City of Seattle has 'tips' for compliance, and standardized forms for the applicant/code official. Commissioning checklist.
Energy Code Ace Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
ASHRAE 90.1 Compliance Forms Manuals, Checklists, and FormsLink DOE BECP Spreadsheet-based compliance form meets the documentation requirements of Standards 90.1-2016 and 2019 Section 11 Energy Cost Budget Method and Appendix G Performance Rating Method
Residential Field Study Protocol Survey Construction PracticesLink DOE BECP Provides methodology for assessing current construction practices
Assessment Methodology for Commercial Building Code Compliance in Medium to Large Cities Survey Construction PracticesLink IMT Identify residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas to improve
California's Title 24 Resource Center Training and EducationLink California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Energy Code Ace Training and EducationLink California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Building Energy Codes Program Webinars Training and EducationLink DOE BECP No cost on demand webinars
ICC Learning Center Training and Education Link ICC Training and education
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Training and EducationLink MEEA Regional training and support
Southwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Training and EducationLink SEEA Regional training and support
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership Training and EducationLink NEEP Regional training and support
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Training and EducationLink NEEA Regional training and support
South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource Training and EducationLink SPEER Regional training and support
Air Sealing and Insulating Common Walls (Party Walls) in Multi-Family Buildings - Code Compliance Brief Wall InsulationLink Building America Solution CenterProvides code-specific information about air sealing and insulating common walls in multi-family buildings.
Air Sealing and Insulating Attic Knee Walls - Code Compliance Brief Wall InsulationLink Building America Solution Center Provides code-related information about attic knee walls.
Air Sealing and Insulating Garage Walls - Code Compliance Brief Wall InsulationLink Building America Solution Center Provides code-specific information about air sealing and insulating garage walls

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I will not participate in fraudulent test-taking practices.

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Comply with the certification requirements, including the ICC Code of Ethics and renewal requirements, and notify the ICC Certification Department promptly if I am unable to comply with the requirements.
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Not use the certification in such a manner as to bring the ICC into disrepute.
Not make any statement regarding certification that ICC considers misleading or unauthorized.
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Board Meeting- Oct 14,2020

ICC Board of Directors Meeting – October 14, 2020

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Board Meeting- Oct 5,2020

ICC Board of Directors Meeting – October 5, 2020

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Technical Training Program

INTRODUCTION

The International Code Council’s Technical Training Program is one part of ICC’s Safety 2.0 initiative to welcome the next generation of leaders to the building safety profession. This program works in tandem with existing construction trades, construction technology and engineering programs to encourage high schools, colleges and trade schools to teach students about codes and standards.

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