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April 16, 2012: Standard 189.1 Included as Compliance Option for 2012 Green Construction Code

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced that ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, now serves as a compliance option with the newly published 2012 International Green Construction Code.


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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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National Energy Code for Buildings Available Online

The National Research Council (NRC) is offering complimentary online presentations on the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB).


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March 22, 2012: Delmar Now Offers ICC Codes in eBook Format

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, has announced the creation of seven eBooks from the codes published by the International Code Council (ICC). Referred to as the I-Codes, they are a set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes.


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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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Air Curtains Added to Green Code

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) has added air curtains to its code, recognizing them as alternatives to vestibules.


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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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Feb. 16, 2012: ASHRAE, IAPMO Sign Agreement to Advance Built Environment Codes and Standards

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) detailing ways in which the organizations can work together to advance and promote built environment codes and standards.


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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