Posts Tagged ‘ ASHRAE ’

Who “Owns” Legally Binding Construction Codes?

Jul 28th, 2015

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The state of Georgia has filed a lawsuit against public-domain activist Carl Malamud for publishing the state’s entire legal code online. It’s the latest legal battle for a man who is currently being sued by organizations that develop construction standards — including ones used for glazing, doors and windows — that are then incorporated into state building […]

New Green Building Code Revises Glass, Fenestration Requirements

Dec 23rd, 2014

ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” has implications for the glass and fenestration industries. “One change was in how they set the […]

GANA Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Sep 29th, 2014

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When the Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to codes and standards, energy performance and more. In the Energy Division meeting, Tom Culp […]

ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

Mar 27th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first […]

WDMA Opening Session Features Fenestration Fundamentals and Fallacies

Jun 26th, 2012

The 14th annual Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Technical Conference is underway today in Bloomington, Minn. beginning with the Hallmark Certification Committee Meeting, which discussed revisions and updates to procedural guidelines, a welcome event for attendees, and the opening general session, “Don’t Do Stupid Things,” featuring Joe Lstiburek, engineer for the Building Science Corp. […]

ICC Publishes 2012 IgCC

Mar 28th, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) published the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) today. The new model code addresses the construction and remodeling of residential as well as commercial structures, and is expected to increase cost savings and job growth and spur sustainable building design and construction. The code cites 46 ASTM International standards covering […]