Articles Tagged with ''codes''

ANSI Approves ASSE Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved two American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) standards addressing fall protection. The standards are part of the Z359 Fall Protection Code.


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Federal Preemption Upheld in AHRI Case

Local municipalities may not require residents to install HVAC equipment that exceeds federally preempted standards. That is the message Judge Martha Vazquez, of the Federal District Court for the District of New Mexico, shared in her Jan. 25 ruling in AHRI v. City of Albuquerque.


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California Proposes Bypass Duct Ban

The future of bypass ducts in zoned California heating and cooling systems appears very bleak. The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently proposed a code change that would prohibit the use of bypass ducts in zoned heating and cooling systems, and eliminate existing Title 24 zonal performance compliance credits.


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ASHRAE Forms Partnership with IAPMO

ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have entered into a memorandum of understanding specifically detailing ways in which the two organizations can work together to advance and promote mutual interests in built environment codes and standards.


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Venting Requirements Reviewed by National Building Code

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) recently invited stakeholders to comment on proposed changes to the 2010 National Building Code (NBC). Even though the review period has concluded, industry members may wish to note proposed changes include a requirement for venting that outlines minimum separation distances to vent products of combustion.


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NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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