Centering Equity in the Rules and Regulations of a Building Performance Standard

February 28, 2023

Building performance standards are relatively new in practice and there is no uniform standard for how they are designed or operated. This document is meant to guide policymakers, regulators, and…

Operational Carbon in Building Energy Codes

February 23, 2023

Operational carbon is the term used to describe emissions that are associated with the “operations” of a building, specifically the energy used to power, heat, cool, and ventilate a building and the…

Community Home Energy Labeling Toolkit

February 15, 2023

As more communities pursue residential labeling policies and programs, there are many factors to consider. This toolkit provides a schedule of considerations and key decisions, comparisons of common…

ICC/MBI Standards 1200 & 1205-2021 for Off-site Construction

February 1, 2023

This brief discusses the new model language of the 1200 and 1205 Standards, which covers the roles of code officials and third-party inspectors, and clarifies how the new standards apply in the…

Off-Site Construction: Coordination of Fabrication and Building Site Inspections

February 1, 2023

Code officials discourage the use of off-site construction due to lack of familiarity with the process and how code compliance is verified. This fact sheet will provide information for code officials…

Graphic Checklist for Remote Virtual Inspections (RVI)

January 31, 2023

The International Code Council (ICC) is developing an RVI residential energy code inspection protocol, which they will be releasing as a checklist.  The graphic below is designed to provide a…

Best Practices for Remote Virtual Inspections (RVI)

January 27, 2023

RVI allow jurisdictions to encourage and monitor off-site construction practices, which can, in turn, cut costs to homeowners, builders, and jurisdictions associated with on-site construction and…

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