Industry Insights

 

Industry Insight #001: IECC 2015 Building Envelope Changes

By: Christopher Armstrong, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C

The IECC 2015 is the latest national model energy code published by the International Code Council (ICC) and is anticipated to be widely adopted across New England by the end of 20171. While many of the building envelope requirements for Climate Zones 5 & 6 have not changed from the IECC 2012, there are a few changes to the IECC 2015 that project teams should be aware of including...

Keywords: IECC 2015, Energy Code, Continuous Insulation, Thermal Effectiveness, R-Value, U-Factor