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The International Code Council recently announced its call for committees to develop its International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for 2024. As part of the new framework of the Code Council, Signpost to Energy Efficiency: A Path Towards Energy and Sustainability to Manage a Changing Climate, the IECC is being developed through the joint efforts of a Consensus Committee on the Residential Energy Code and a Consensus Committee on the Commercial Energy Code.
The responsibilities of the committees include:
- Reviewing and evaluating public contributions in accordance with the requirements of the consensus procedures of the Code Council and building consensus to include contributions that advance the new scope, intent and principles of the Code;
- Ensure that interested public parties have the opportunity to contribute to components, e.g. B. Recommend changes to the IECC and comment on proposed changes;
- Consideration of the market maturity of technologies to be included in the code; and
- Create code that meets the requirements of the new scope, new intent, and new policy.
The aim is to include approximately 30 members for each committee who have different experiences with building types and energy efficiency strategies, as well as racial, gender, and socio-economic diversity. Committee members can represent nine different interest groups – – Manufacturers, builders, standards distributors / test laboratories, users, utilities, consumers, public segments, government regulators and insurance companies. No single category will make up more than a third of the members of a committee. A third of the seats on the committees are occupied by state regulators, who also act as committee chairmen. All appointments are made in accordance with Code Council Guidelines 7 and 12 and Code Council consensus procedures.
All interested parties are invited to apply to participate in the Consensus Committee on the Residential Energy Code or the Consensus Committee on the Commercial Energy Code at www.iccsafe.org/energy. The closing date for entries is Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.