A practical tool that helps you to master the code you deal with every day!
This comprehensive publication provides a convenient reference for regulations in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
Presented in an easy-to-reference format the commentary includes the full text of the code, including tables and figures, followed by corresponding commentary at the end of each section in one document. Every chapter begins with "General Comments" and "Purpose" sections followed by code and commentary to subsequent sections, tables and figures. This in-depth publication focuses on providing the full meaning and implications of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
The commentaries are designed to suggest the most effective method of application, and the consequences of not adhering to the code. This is an excellent reference for code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors and anyone who needs a better understanding of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
The 2009 International Energy Code: Code and Commentary is the tool you need to understand the application and intent of the requirements in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
This valuable tool contains:
- The complete text of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
- All tables and figures in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
- Corresponding commentary after each section.
- Suggestions for effective application.
- Historical and technical background of the code.
- General Comments and Purpose statements for each chapter.
The Commentary is a valuable and reliable reference for anyone wanting to effectively design, construct, or regulate buildings.
From the Preface
The principal purpose of the Commentary is to provide a basic volume of knowledge and facts relating to building construction as it pertains to the regulations set forth in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. The person who is serious about effectively designing, constructing and regulating buildings and structures will find the Commentary to be a reliable data source and reference to almost all components of the built environment.
As a follow-up to the International Energy Conservation Code, we offer a companion document, the International Energy Conservation Code Commentary. The basic appeal of the Commentary is thus: it provides in a small package and at reasonable cost thorough coverage of many issues likely to be dealt with when using the International Energy Conservation Code - and then supplements that coverage with historical and technical background. Reference lists, information sources and bibliographies are also included.
Throughout all of this, strenuous effort has been made to keep the vast quantity of material accessible and its method of presentation useful. With a comprehensive yet concise summary of each section, the Commentary provides a convenient reference for regulations applicable to the construction of buildings and structures. In the chapters that follow, discussions focus on the full meaning and implications of the code text. Guidelines suggest the most effective method of application and the consequences of not adhering to the code text. Illustrations are provided to aid understanding; they do not necessarily illustrate the only methods of achieving code compliance.
The format of the Commentary includes the full text of each section, table and figure in the code, followed immediately by the commentary applicable to that text. At the time of printing, the Commentary reflects the most up-to-date text of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. Each sectionís narrative includes a statement of its objective and intent and usually includes a discussion about why the requirement commands the conditions set forth. Code text and commentary text are easily distinguished from each other.
Readers should note that the Commentary is to be used in conjunction with the International Energy Conservation Code and not as a substitute for the code. The Commentary is advisory only; the code official alone possesses the authority and responsibility for interpreting the code.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Administration. Chapter 2: Definitions. Chapter 3: General Requirements. Chapter 4: Residential Energy Efficiency. Chapter 5: Commercial Energy Efficiency. Chapter 6: Referenced Standards. Index.