Posts Tagged ‘ codes ’

AAMA Updates Exterior Wall Test Methods

Aug 7th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying test methods, specifications, and field checks used to evaluate the structural adequacy of wall systems and their ability to resist water penetration and air leakage. Other optional tests are also included. AAMA 501-15, Methods of Test for Exterior Walls, is intended to […]

IECC Adds Thermal Envelope Language to Code

Oct 8th, 2013

It’s defined as “the alignment of the air barrier and insulation systems separating conditioned space from unconditioned space.” Getting it applied to the text of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) proved a little more challenging during Tuesday’s ongoing commercial public debate session of the IECC’s annual conference in Atlantic City, but code proponent Robby […]

Green Systems, Codes and Standards Play Different Roles in Making Environmentally Friendly America

Oct 2nd, 2013

They are at times confused and often misapplied, but Michael Schmeida says that green building systems, codes and standards each have a role to play in making America more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Schmeida, the vice chair for the ASTM International E60 Sustainability program and Oatey’s corporate manager for stewardship with compliance and regulatory oversight, […]