Energy codes have recognized that there might be some benefit to daylighting for several years. California’s Title 24 was the first code that required that lights in daylight spaces be operated separately from all other lights in the space. The thought was that given the...Read More
4/29/2013 Monday marked the final day of the IECC Commercial Code Development Hearings, finishing over a full day early from what was expected. I certainly can’t speak for ICC staff but I’m sure that they were relieved that the energy hearings did not go up the final hour...Read More
April 28, 2013 What a difference 24 hours can make. The efficiency lost in the building envelope was made up for in HVAC and lighting portions of the hearings. And more. New mechanical equipment efficiency tables were put into the IECC from ASHRAE. A requirement for...Read More
April 27, 2013 At the end of the day the general consensus was that the commercial provisions of the IECC took a small step backward. This is after the IECC took a major step forward during the last code cycle. In continuing the argument from the hearings on the April 26,...Read More
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