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2021 / 2022 Code Development: Group A

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Group A Online Modifications

cdpACCESS is now accepting modifications to Group A 2021 code change proposals. Go to https://www.cdpaccess.com/my/mods/ for more information.

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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Group A - Proposed Changes to the 2021 Editions

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2021 Group A Complete Proposed Changes Published 03/01/21 25567 KB
2021 GROUP A CONSOLIDATED MONOGRAPH UPDATES Updated 4-02-2021 Published 04/02/21 1055 KB
Introduction Published 03/01/21 625 KB
IBC Egress Published 03/01/21 6104 KB
IBC General Published 03/01/21 4011 KB
IBC Fire Safety Published 03/01/21 2750 KB
IBC Structural Published 03/01/21 1109 KB
ICCPC Published 03/01/21 1130 KB
IFC Published 03/01/21 6292 KB
IFGC Published 03/01/21 850 KB
IMC Published 03/01/21 2316 KB
IPC Published 03/01/21 2052 KB
IPMC Published 03/01/21 1014 KB
IPSDC Published 03/01/21 835 KB
IRC Mechanical Published 03/01/21 1090 KB
IRC Plumbing Published 03/01/21 876 KB
ISPSC Published 03/01/21 1353 KB
IWUIC Published 03/01/21 1749 KB
IZC Published 03/01/21 870 KB
CCC Published 03/01/21 862 KB

Current Code Development Cycle

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Group A Online Modifications

cdpACCESS is now accepting modifications to Group A 2021 code change proposals. Go to https://www.cdpaccess.com/my/mods/ for more information.

2021 Group A Proposed Changes.

The 2021 Group A proposed changes are posted. Click here for the Group A website page for Group A cycle document postings.

Consolidated Monograph Updates

The Consolidated Monograph Updates to the 2021 Group A code changes, including the 4/2/21 updates, is now available. Click here for the Updates.

2021 Group A CAH Hearing Schedule

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 updated January 20, 2021

2021/2022 ICC Code Committee Responsibility Matrix available

ICC Reference Standards Guide

The ICC Reference Standards Guide developed by the ICC Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) is now 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 Development Information
2021 / 2022 Code Development Schedule Posted: March 17, 2020
Updated December 1, 2020
Call for Committees Posted: March 17, 2020
Due: June 15, 2020
Code Committee Responsibility Matrix Posted: October 13, 2020

 

2021 Cycle - Group A Information
Group A Codes Committee 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 PROPOSALS Deadline: January 11, 2021
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NEW STANDARDS Deadline: February 15, 2021
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE I-CODES” Posted: March 1, 2021
PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS ANALYSES Posted: March 18, 2021
ONLINE FLOOR MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS
TENTATIVE HEARING ORDERS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) Meetings held virtually:
April 11-21,2021
April 25-May5, 2021
WEBCAST Live April 11-21, April 25-May 5, 2021
UPATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTS Updated 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 COMMENTS July 2, 2021
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
VOTER VALIDATION
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY AC September 22-29, 2021
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PAAC: September 19-22, 2021
WEBCAST Active September 22-29, 2021
UPDATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTS Updated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV) Approx 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICAL OGCV RESULTS Approx. 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 B Information
Group B Codes Committee Rosters
Admin, IBC-S, IEBC, IECC-C, IECC-R/IRC-E, IgCC (Ch. 1),
IRC – B
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF CODE CHANGE PROPOSALS January 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
WEBCAST Active: March 27 - April 6
UPATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTS Updated 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 COMMENTS June 20, 2022
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY AC September 14-21, 2022, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisvile, KY

AC: September 11-14, 2022

WEBCAST Active: September 14-21, 2022
UPDATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTS Updated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV) Approximately 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICIAL OGCV RESULTS Approximately 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 Documents Topic Link Organization Notes
Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) credential Certification/Credential Program https://www.fm.training/credentials/cfm IFMA
BCXP – BUILDING COMMISSIONING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION Certification/Credential Program https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/bcxp-building-commissioning-professional-certification ASHRAE
CCP, ACP, CCF Certification/Credential Program https://bccbonline.org/ BCCB
Certified Building Commissioning Professional Certification/Credential Program https://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certified-building-commissioning-professional AEE
BEAP – BUILDING ENERGY ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION Certification/Credential Program https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/beap-building-energy-assessment-professional-certification ASHRAE
BEMP – BUILDING ENERGY MODELING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION Certification/Credential Program https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/bemp-building-energy-modeling-professional-certification ASHRAE
CHD – CERTIFIED HVAC DESIGNER Certification/Credential Program https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/chd-certified-hvac-designer ASHRAE
HBDP – HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING DESIGN PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION Certification/Credential Program https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/hbdp-high-performance-building-design-professional-certification ASHRAE
OPMP – OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION Certification/Credential Program https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification/certification-types/opmp-operations-and-performance-management-professional-certification ASHRAE
LEED AP Certification/Credential Program https://new.usgbc.org/credentials USGBC
WELL AP Certification/Credential Program https://www.wellcertified.com/well-ap USGBC/IWBI
NBI 40% Commercial Stretch Code Code and Code Implementation https://newbuildings.org/product/40-stretch-energy-standard/ New Buildings Institute Code for 40% better than 90.1-2013 and some commentary
NYSERDA Performance Path Enforcement Manual Code Implementation https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Programs/energy-code-training/performance-path-review-manual.pdf NYSERDA This manual provides detailed guidance for effective and efficient performance path plan review.
NYSERDA Performance Path Review Checklist Code Implementation https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Programs/energy-code-training/performance-path-review-checklist.xlsx NYSERDA prioritize the plan review scope, document results and provide comments to the permit applicant
Residential Energy Code Plan Review Checklist Code Implementation https://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/MA-LowRise-Residential-New-Construction-Energy-Code-Compliance-Checklist-FINAL-05022018.pdf?la=en&hash=A071064CA8D4E8A79BF7565B3DC75C136E62CDD9 Mass Save General plan review checklist for MA
Commercial Plan Review Checklist Code Implementation https://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/MA-CSCS-Commercial-Plan-Review-Checklist.pdf?la=en&hash=A99D86C4BD1EDC377AB65CAA8CF1D7802418A22E Mass Save General plan review checklist for MA
NYSERDA Performance Path Calculator Code Implementation https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Programs/energy-code-training/performance-path-calculator.xlsm NYSERDA
How-To Guide: Supporting Documentation Code Implementation https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/h2g_all.pdf NYC DOB Detailed compliance guide to the 2016 NYCECC
How to Demonstrate Energy Code Compliance: Quick Reference Guide for 2016 NYCECC Code Implementation https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/qrg_h2demonstrate_energy_code_compliance.pdf NYC DOB Quick guide for 2016 NYCECC documentation requirements and forms
Code Notes Code Implementation https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/codes/list-code-notes.page NYC DOB Brief Overview of Code Requirements (outdated)
Building Thermal Envelope - Enhanced Thermal Performance Spreadsheet Code Implementation https://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/power-smart/builders-developers/betbg-enhanced-spreadsheet.xlsm BC Hydro, New Construction Program Calculator to de-rate walls using linear, point and clear field transmittance values
BC Hydro New Construction Program (all links) Code Implementation https://www.bchydro.com/powersmart/business/programs/new-construction.html BC Hydro, New Construction Program Thermal bridging guide, catalogue of examples of efficient, improved, regular, & poor construction details per wall construction type
Commercial Energy Code Fact Sheet Code Implementation https://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Commercial%20Energy%20Code%20Compliance%20Fact%20Sheet--Final.pdf Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Phila. fact sheet with links to other compliance certificates and tools
What Code Do I Use? Flowchart Code Implementation https://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/What%20Code%20Do%20I%20Use.pdf Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Flow chart for Residential MF (Philly-specific)
Compliance Path Flowchart Code Implementation https://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Energy%20Code%20Compliance%20Path%20Flowcharts--Final.pdf Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Shows all compliance path options
EN-1 Form (Energy modeling compliance workbook) Code Implementation https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/excel/en1-workbook.xlsx NYC DOB Required compliance workbook for energy modeling projects
Duct, Envelepe and Mech Vent Testing Certificate Code Implementation https://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/Duct-Envelope-and-Ventilation-Certificate.pdf?la=en&hash=56A54A118D14FAB2EDA09B4E1F7F13E31E282685 Mass Save Compliance certificate
Air Barrier and Insulation Checklist and Graphical Guide Code Implementation https://www.masssave.com/-/media/Files/PDFs/Partners/Residential-Air-Barrier--Insulation-Installation-Checklist-with-Graphical-Guide.pdf?la=en&hash=B37D37B16AE8ABA662F6A0E9CBFA7196DB35D6DB Mass Save Compliance checklist/certificate/graphical guide
DET and Final Insulation Inspection Form Code Implementation https://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Duct%20and%20Envelope%20Testing%20Certificate%20(May%202019)--Final.pdf Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections DET compliance certificate and third party final insulation/air barrier inspection
Third-Party Air Barrier & Insulation Inspection Form Code Implementation https://www.phila.gov/li/Documents/Air%20Barrier%20and%20Insulation%20Checklist%20(May%202019)--Final.pdf PHila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Third-Party Air Barrier & Insulation Inspection Form
Green Inspections Process Code Implementation https://www.buildgreendc.org/inspections DCRA  
Energy Code Verification Sheets Code Implementation https://www.buildgreendc.org/energy-code 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 Code Implementation http://www.seattle.gov/sdci/codes/codes-we-enforce-(a-z)/energy-code Seattle City of Seattle has 'tips' for compliance, and standardized forms for the applicant/code official. Commissioning checklist.
California's Title 24 Resource Center Code Implementation https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/building-energy-efficiency-standards/online-resource-center California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Energy Code Ace Code Implementation https://energycodeace.com/ California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
ASHRAE ZE for small office Buildings Code Implementation https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/aedgs ASHRAE
Architecture Education Degree Programs https://www.ncarb.org/become-architect/study-architecture/accredited-programs NCARB
General? http://lifeaftercarbon.net/innovation-network-for-communities/workforce-development/ INC
Community Resource Efficiency local programs https://aspencore.org/  
Architecture Licensure Professional Cert/License https://www.ncarb.org/advance-your-career/ncarb-certificate NCARB
Electrical Training Alliance Trades Education http://www.electricaltrainingalliance.org/ IBEW/NECA
National Center for Construction Education & Research Trades Education http://www.nccer.org/  
Trades Education https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/ DOL
Trades Education https://www.apprenticeship.gov/industry-recognized-apprenticeship-program DOL
Trades Education http://www.ua.org/apprenticeship UA Plumb/Pipefitters
Trades Education http://www.agcsdatt.org/ AGC
ICC Safety 2.0 Workforce Development https://www.iccsafe.org/professional-development/safety2/ ICC
Compliance Tools Link - BECP Compliance https://www.energycodes.gov/performance_based_compliance#tools BECP Compliance Forms
ASHRAE Trainings Workforce Development https://www.ashrae.org/professional-development/ashrae-certification   Certifications for building energy modeling, high-performance building design, commissioning, and building operations
Commercial Calculator General https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/qualified-software-calculating-commercial-building-tax-deductions  
Residential Calculator General https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/list-approved-software-calculating-energy-efficient-home-credit.   
Air Leakage – Defined Air Leakage https://energy.ces.ncsu.edu/air-leakage-defined/ 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 Leakage http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec479.pdf 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 Leakage https://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/15635 Natural Resources Canada Guide to finding air leakage areas and air sealing materials. (2016)
Air Sealing: Building Envelope Improvements Air Leakage https://www.energystar.gov/ia/home_improvement/home_sealing/AirSealingFS_2005.pdf ENERGY STAR Factsheet developed by ENERGY STAR estimating energy use. (2005)
Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings from Cost-Effective Air Sealing and Insulating Air Leakage https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/seal_insulate/methodology ENERGY STAR Estimates of energy savings due to air sealing and insulating.
Blower Door Tests Air Leakage Testing https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/blower-door-tests Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Describes blower door testing.
Diagnosing and Sealing Air Leakage Air Leakage Testing http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=27550&locid=25 Home Energy Plus Comprehensive guide to conducting blower door tests. (2019)
All You Need to Know About Blower Door Test Air Leakage Testing https://www.bobvila.com/articles/blower-door-tests/ Bob Vila Details testing procedures, meaning of results, and costs.
Air Leakage Testing Garage to House Air Barrier Air Leakage Testing https://basc.pnnl.gov/resource-guides/air-leakage-testing-garage-house-air-barrier 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 Testing https://cdn-web.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/proclamations/TN02-Building-Tightness_pdf.pdf 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 Testing https://scotthomeinspection.com/7-tips-for-multi-family-blower-door-testing/ Scott Home Inspection Provides insight into multifamily blower door tests. (2020)
Testing Air Leakage in Multifamily Buildings Air Leakage Testing https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/testing-air-leakage-in-multifamily-buildings Green Building Advisor Details different methods for blower door testing in multifamily buildings.
Aerosol Sealing Building Enclosures, Single and Multifamily Dwellings - Code Compliance Brief Air Barrier and Sealing Materials https://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/aerosol-sealing-building-enclosures-single-and-multifamily-dwellings-code-compliance 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 Materials https://www.ecohome.net/guides/2251/air-barriers-tips-for-building-airtight-homes/ https://youtu.be/BuG7orQni1o Ecohome Video on air barrier installation. (2015)
Can Polyethylene Be Used as an Air Barrier? Air Barrier and Sealing Materials https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/can-polyethylene-be-used-as-an-air-barrier Green Building Advisor Explores the ways polyethylene can be used as an air barrier. (2011)
Air Sealing Your Home Air Barrier and Sealing Materials https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Presents air sealing tips.
Air Sealing Techniques Air Barrier and Sealing Materials https://www.sealinsulateandventilate.com/sealing/air-sealing-techniques/ Seal, Insulate, & Ventilate Provides guidelines for proper air sealing.
Air Sealing For New Home Construction Air Barrier and Sealing Materials https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/air-sealing-your-home/air-sealing-new-home-construction 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 Materials https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home/caulking Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE In-depth look at caulking compounds.
Weather-stripping Air Barrier and Sealing Materials https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home/weatherstripping Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE In-depth look at weather-stripping options.
What is an Air Barrier? Air Barrier and Sealing Materials https://www.ecohome.net/guides/2298/what-is-an-air-barrier/ Ecohome Identifies air barriers and techniques. (2013)
Measure Guideline: Wall Air Sealing and Insulation Methods in Existing Homes Air Leakage in Existing Buildings https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/55480.pdf 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 Buildings https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_america/air_sealing_multifamily.pdf U.S. DOE’s EERE, Building Technologies Program Overview 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 Systems Duct Sealing and Insulation https://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
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 Insulation https://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/sealing-heating-ventilating-and-air-conditioning-supply-and-return-regi Building America Solution Center building envelopes and heating and cooling air ducts and the airflows of mechanical ventilation
Place Ducts Inside the Building Envelope Duct Sealing and Insulation https://zeroenergyproject.org/2016/12/16/place-ducts-inside-building-envelope/ Zero Energy Project systems.
Measure Guideline: Buried and/or Encapsulated Ducts Duct Sealing and Insulation https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_america/measure_guide_buried_encap_ducts.pdf U.S. DOE’s EERE, Building Technologies Office
Testing Duct Leakage Duct Testing Resources https://www.energyvanguard.com/diagnostic-performance-testing/duct-leakage Energy Vanguard Provides guidance on finding duct leakage; includes links to Total Duct Leakage Test and Outside Duct Leakage Test.
Duct Testing Best Practices Duct Testing Resources https://retrotec.com/blog/post/duct-testing-best-practices/ Sam Meyers Presents best practices for duct testing. (2018)
Testing and Sealing Ductwork Duct Testing Resources https://energy.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/V-training-testing_and_sealing_ductwork_from_fine_homebuilding.pdf?fwd=no A. Tamasin Sterner and Larry Armanda Describes methods for tracking leaks.
RESNET Guidelines for Multifamily Energy Ratings Duct Testing Resources https://www.resnet.us/wp-content/uploads/Adopted_RESNET_Guidlines_for_Multifamily_Ratings_8-29-14.pdf 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 http://www.greenedgemichigan.com/is-a-blower-door-test-required-on-a-renovation-or-addition/ Andrew Lesperance, GreenEdge of Michigan Provides guidance on duct testing for renovations and additions.
Duct Testing Standard For New and Existing Construction Duct Testing Resources http://www.energy.wsu.edu/Documents/Duct%20Testing%20Standards%20modified_new_rev_1_29_12.pdf Washington State University Outlines exceptions for duct testing in existing homes. (2012)
Insulation Materials General Insulation https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/insulation/insulation-materials Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Guide to insulation materials.
Where to Insulate in a Home General Insulation https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/insulation/where-insulate-home Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Comprehensive look at where insulation is required in a home.
How to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic Stairs Attic Insulation https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/how-to-insulate-and-air-seal-pull-down-attic-stairs 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 Insulation https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/how-to-insulate-and-air-seal-an-attic-hatch 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 Insulation https://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/TN08-installation-of-common-insulation-types-20170607.pdf National Association of Home Builders Addresses insulation types and installation. (2017)
Air Sealing and Insulating Common Walls (Party Walls) in Multi-Family Buildings - Code Compliance Brief Wall Insulation https://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/air-sealing-and-insulating-common-walls-party-walls-multi-family-buildings-code Building America Solution Center Provides 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 Insulation https://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/air-sealing-and-insulating-attic-knee-walls-code-compliance-brief Building America Solution Center Provides code-related information about attic knee walls.
Air Sealing and Insulating Garage Walls - Code Compliance Brief Wall Insulation https://basc.pnnl.gov/code-compliance/air-sealing-and-insulating-garage-walls-code-compliance-brief Building America Solution Center Provides code-specific information about air sealing and insulating garage walls

Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Resources

Name/Title of Resource Topic Link Organization Notes
Air Barrier and Insulation Checklist and Graphical Guide Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link Mass Save Compliance checklist/certificate/graphical guide
Third-Party Air Barrier & Insulation Inspection Form Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link 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 Materials Link 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 Materials Link Ecohome Video on air barrier installation. (2015)
Can Polyethylene Be Used as an Air Barrier? Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link Green Building Advisor Explores the ways polyethylene can be used as an air barrier. (2011)
Air Sealing Your Home Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Presents air sealing tips.
Air Sealing Techniques Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link Seal, Insulate, & Ventilate Provides guidelines for proper air sealing.
Air Sealing For New Home Construction Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link 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 Materials Link Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE In-depth look at caulking compounds.
Weather-stripping Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE In-depth look at weather-stripping options.
What is an Air Barrier? Air Barrier and Sealing Materials Link Ecohome Identifies air barriers and techniques. (2013)
Air Leakage – Defined Air Leakage Link 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 Leakage Link 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 Leakage Link Natural Resources Canada Guide to finding air leakage areas and air sealing materials. (2016)
Air Sealing: Building Envelope Improvements Air Leakage Link ENERGY STAR Factsheet developed by ENERGY STAR estimating energy use. (2005)
Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings from Cost-Effective Air Sealing and Insulating Air Leakage Link 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 Buildings Link 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 Buildings Link 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 Testing Link Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Describes blower door testing.
Diagnosing and Sealing Air Leakage Air Leakage Testing Link Home Energy Plus Comprehensive guide to conducting blower door tests. (2019)
All You Need to Know About Blower Door Test Air Leakage Testing Link Bob Vila Details testing procedures, meaning of results, and costs.
Air Leakage Testing Garage to House Air Barrier Air Leakage Testing Link 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 Testing Link 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 Testing Link Scott Home Inspection Provides insight into multifamily blower door tests. (2020)
Testing Air Leakage in Multifamily Buildings Air Leakage Testing Link Green Building Advisor Details different methods for blower door testing in multifamily buildings.
How to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic Stairs Attic Insulation Link 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 Insulation Link 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 Insulation Link National Association of Home Builders Addresses insulation types and installation. (2017)
BC Hydro New Construction Program (all links) Code Implementation Link 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 Implementation Link California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Establishing a Plan to Achieve Energy Code Compliance in Cities Code Implementation Link IMT Guidance to plan for code implementation
ASHRAE/IES Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems Commissioning Link ASHRAE Commissioning standard
Guideline 0 Commissioning Link ASHRAE Commissioning guidance
Building America Solution Center Compliance - Multi Topic Link 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 Topic Link DOE BECP Building Energy Codes Program (BECP). Provides resources and information on energy code related topics
Building Science Corporation Compliance - Multi Topic Link 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 Topic Link 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 Insulation Link 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 Insulation Link 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 Resources Link 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 Resources Link Washington State University Outlines exceptions for duct testing in existing homes. (2012)
Idaho Circuit Rider Program Enforcement Link Association of Idaho Cities Highlights of circuit rider program
Texas Third-Party Energy Code Inspection Enforcement Link SPEER Best Practices for Third Party Inspection
Florida Circuit Rider Program Enforcement Link SEEA Highlights of circuit rider program
Insulation Materials General Insulation Link Energy Saver, U.S. DOE’s EERE Guide to insulation materials.
Where to Insulate in a Home General Insulation Link 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 Forms Link NYSERDA This manual provides detailed guidance for effective and efficient performance path plan review.
NYSERDA Performance Path Review Checklist Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link NYSERDA prioritize the plan review scope, document results and provide comments to the permit applicant
Residential Energy Code Plan Review Checklist Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link Mass Save General plan review checklist for MA
Commercial Plan Review Checklist Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link Mass Save General plan review checklist for MA
NYSERDA Performance Path Calculator Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link NYSERDA Tool for performance path compliance
How to Demonstrate Energy Code Compliance: Quick Reference Guide for 2016 NYCECC Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link NYC DOB Quick guide for 2016 NYCECC documentation requirements and forms
Building Thermal Envelope - Enhanced Thermal Performance Spreadsheet Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link 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 Forms Link Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Phila. fact sheet with links to other compliance certificates and tools
What Code Do I Use? Flowchart Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Flow chart for Residential MF (Philly-specific)
Compliance Path Flowchart Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections Shows all compliance path options
EN-1 Form (Energy modeling compliance workbook) Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link NYC DOB Required compliance workbook for energy modeling projects
Duct, Envelope and Mech Vent Testing Certificate Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link Mass Save Compliance certificate
DET and Final Insulation Inspection Form Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link Phila. Dept. Licenses & Inspections DET compliance certificate and third party final insulation/air barrier inspection
Energy Code Verification Sheets Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link 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 Forms Link Seattle City of Seattle has 'tips' for compliance, and standardized forms for the applicant/code official. Commissioning checklist.
Energy Code Ace Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
ASHRAE 90.1 Compliance Forms Manuals, Checklists, and Forms Link 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 Practices Link DOE BECP Provides methodology for assessing current construction practices
Assessment Methodology for Commercial Building Code Compliance in Medium to Large Cities Survey Construction Practices Link IMT Identify residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas to improve
California's Title 24 Resource Center Training and Education Link California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Energy Code Ace Training and Education Link California Title 24 Compliance forms, energy videos, training by subject matter,
Building Energy Codes Program Webinars Training and Education Link DOE BECP No cost on demand webinars
ICC Learning Center Training and Education Link ICC Training and education
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Training and Education Link MEEA Regional training and support
Southwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Training and Education Link SEEA Regional training and support
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership Training and Education Link NEEP Regional training and support
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Training and Education Link NEEA Regional training and support
South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource Training and Education Link SPEER Regional training and support
Air Sealing and Insulating Common Walls (Party Walls) in Multi-Family Buildings - Code Compliance Brief Wall Insulation Link Building America Solution Center Provides 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 Insulation Link Building America Solution Center Provides code-related information about attic knee walls.
Air Sealing and Insulating Garage Walls - Code Compliance Brief Wall Insulation Link Building America Solution Center Provides code-specific information about air sealing and insulating garage walls

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