Technical & Code Updates

ASHRAE 90.1 2010 & IECC 2012 REQUIRE BUILDINGS TO BE 30% MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

ASHRAE and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are the major design standards for new and retrofit buildings in the United States. Both standards have upgraded their model building energy codes. For ASHRAE, those new standards took effect in October, 2010, while the IECC codes will be published sometime this year. The new standard is […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Announces First-in-the-Nation Statewide Green Building Standards Code

Monday, January 18th, 2010

California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CALGREEN) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on January 1, 2011, these comprehensive regulations will achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water use. CALGREEN will require that […]

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ICC ES Report for USG Seismic Clips and Expansion Joints

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

icc_esr_1222 ICC ES recently released an updated look to USG’s ESR-1222 that evaluated USG suspension systems and grid components for all seismic categories. Please let us know if you would like a copy. USG’s Intermediate and Heavy-Duty suspension systems exceeds the IBC requirements for seismic resistance and is produced with the optimal shape, size, steel gauge and connection […]

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New CARB regulations and Particle Board

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

California Air Resources Board (CARB) implements Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products On January 1, 2009, hardwood plywood, particleboard, and MDF panels manufactured for sale or use in California needed to comply with the formaldehyde emission limits in the new CARB regulation. The regulation calls for two phases. CARB recognized the need to build […]

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