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Weigh In on 2024 IECC, Chapter 11 IRC, and EV Charging

The 2024 IECC development process asks for proposals to include assessment of cost effectiveness and impact on builders, owners, and the energy system.

The ICC is accepting code change proposals for the development of its 2024 IECC and Chapter 11 of the IRC. As established through the Code Council’s recently released energy efficiency framework, Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency: A Path Forward on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing Climate, the 2024 IECC and Chapter 11 of the IRC will be updated using the Code Council's American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standards process.

New Edition Assesses Cost Impact

The 2024 edition will continue to build on the success of the prior editions allowing the IECC to remain a strong avenue for communities to reach their energy efficiency and sustainability goals globally. 

As part of the 2024 development process, code change proposals will be asked to include an assessment of cost effectiveness in accordance with the intent statement of the IECC and shall consider any changes to the code as they impact the building owner, occupants and the energy system as a whole. In addition, the Residential Energy Code Consensus Committee and a Commercial Energy Code Consensus Committee will adhere to the Code Council Board approved intents and scopes outlined in the framework.

EVs and Global Warming 

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The ICC also seeks public input on an electrical vehicle (EV) charging resource, the first in a series of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission resources as outlined in the Code Council’s framework. 

Covering residential, commercial and multifamily applications, the resource provides communities flexibility in determining the best combination of EV-Installed, EV-Ready and EV-Capable spaces. 

The Code Council staff draft is based on input from stakeholders, code change proposals considered for the 2021 IECC and policies already implemented in some jurisdictions. It also captures information on approaches states and localities have already taken to help support other jurisdictions considering use of the language and provides communities with model language coordinated with the International Codes (I-Codes) to help achieve additional GHG reductions. Comments on the EV resource are due August 16. Access the draft and instructions for commenting: here.

Positive Changes for the Long Term

Modern building codes require input from professionals throughout the building pipeline to be effective. The Code Council urges all interested parties from building safety professionals to government officials and concerned citizens to submit a code change proposal and engage in the development process.

Code change proposals will be accepted until 11:59 pm PT on October 12. To submit a code change proposal, please visit the new energy-only version of cdpACCESS here.

For additional information on the Code Council’s energy initiatives, the framework and related FAQs, visit www.iccsafe.org/energy