2012 International Energy Conservation Code and ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010 - Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings has been updated!
With safe and sustainable construction near the top of the national and global construction agenda, the International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have collaborated to create a publication with the most innovative energy-efficiency requirements for residential and commercial buildings. This new publication contains both the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings in one volume to help ensure newly built and renovated buildings are in compliance with the latest codes and standards.
The original edition of this publication came about as a direct result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), passed in February 2009. ARRA was designed to both stimulate economic recovery, by providing stimulus funding to various sectors of the economy and to accomplish policy goals on which there was broad consensus, such as increasing energy efficiency.
Both ICC and ASHRAE are proud of the processes they administer to produce the International Energy Conservation Code and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1. They bring together experts, government officials from all levels, and industry representatives who manufacture, service and maintain the systems and products that go into energy-efficient buildings. These open and transparent processes produce documents that are respected and usable by all communities.
The code contains improved requirements for windows, doors, skylights and HVAC systems. The ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010 - Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings has been expanded to include a broader scope, more detailed requirements and changes from more than 100 addenda improving all four of the major building components: envelopes, mechanical systems, lighting systems and service water heating.
These two documents, the IECC and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, are recognized in the ARRA as the benchmarks for the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings, respectively. Because they address the same issues and because both may overlap in their coverage of building systems and designs, it makes sense to publish these two documents together for the benefit of building designers, engineers, and building code compliance personnel. In some cases, having both documents in one place will make it easier to choose between different design options. In all cases, this dual edition will make it easier to ensure that new and renovated buildings are built in compliance with the latest references available, in compliance with local requirements, and with the goal of ARRA to achieve 90% compliance with these target codes in all 50 states by 2017.