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International Code Council launches “Code on a Mission” challenge urging adoption of modern energy efficiency codes

The International Code Council launched its “Code on a Mission” challenge yesterday which aims to have over a third of the U.S. population covered by the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by the end of 2023. Already industry leaders like Architecture 2030, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC), Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA) have shown their support for the initiative.

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FGIA releases new technical manual for IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released new technical manual providing generic design considerations for cavity compensation for insulating glass (IG) units and determining conditions which impact the pressure in the IG unit cavity. IGMA TM 3200-21, “Design Considerations for IG Unit Cavity Pressure Compensation,” is FGIA’s newest technical manual.

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Gypsum Association releases revised EPD for glass mat panels

The Gypsum Association (GA) has released a revised and updated environmental product declaration (EPD) for glass mat gypsum panels. Following the standards set in the Association’s product category rules (PCR) for North American gypsum panel products, the EPD provides vital environmental performance information addressing energy consumption, water consumption, global warming, waste, air emissions and other metrics related to production.

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New ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook available

The American Concrete Institute has released the new ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook as a three-volume handbook providing guidance to professionals engaged in the design of reinforced concrete structures. The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook is available in print, as a digital download, and as part of the new ACI 318 PLUS subscription.

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The Cool Roof Rating Council publishes ANSI/CRRC S100-2021 standard

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) announces the release of the 2021 edition of the ANSI/CRRC S100 standard (formerly the CRRC-1 Standard), which received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on March 29, 2021. The ANSI/CRRC S100 standard is an American National Standard that provides a consistent reference in building energy codes and voluntary green building programs—such as the International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE 90.1, and the International Green Construction Code—regarding the measurement of the surface radiative properties of roofing materials.

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American Concrete Institute launches new ACI 318 PLUS

The American Concrete Institute has launched ACI 318 PLUS – an entirely new annual subscription that provides users with convenient digital interactive access to ACI CODE-318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, along with in-document access to related resources, robust digital notetaking, and enhanced search. 

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.