Codes & Standards

IAPMO and ASSE Offer Access to Library of Standards

January 19, 2024

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) and ASSE International are offering read-only access to their library of standards. This includes access to more than 100 national standards […]

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ASHRAE’s Latest Edition Performance Standard for Existing Buildings Shifts Focus to Decarbonization

January 17, 2024

ASHRAE has released the latest version of its energy-efficiency standard for existing buildings, with an expanded focus to incorporate building decarbonization. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2024: Energy and Emissions Building Performance Standard […]

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U.S. DOE Finalizes Efficiency Standards for Residential Refrigerators and Freezers

January 3, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced two energy-efficiency actions that will save American households and businesses $5 billion per year on their utility bills, while significantly cutting energy […]

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IAPMO Seeks Volunteers to Help Develop Standard for Supply Stops with Integral Water Hammer Arresters

December 20, 2023

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers with a technical background in plumbing products to participate on the IAPMO Z1388 technical subcommittee (TSC). The Z1388 […]

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ASSE Seeks Working Group Members to Update Standard for Medical Gas Systems Personnel

December 18, 2023

ASSE International is seeking members for a working group to update ASSE/IAPMO 6000: Professional Qualifications Standard for Medical Gas Systems Personnel. The ASSE 6000 working group members will be assisting […]

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The International Code Council Releases the 2024 International Codes®

December 5, 2023

The International Code Council’s 2024 International Codes® (I-Codes) are now available for order in print and digital formats. As part of the Code Council’s digital transformation strategy to enhance the user experience, […]

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Jamaica Collaborates with International Code Council to Develop 10 Building Codes

November 27, 2023

The International Code Council collaborated with the Bureau of Standards of Jamaica to produce 10 customized building codes for Jamaica based on the existing 2018 International Codes® (I-Codes). The Jamaica Fire […]

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Houston’s City Council Approves Adoption of the 2021 International Codes

November 21, 2023

On October 25, 2023, the Houston City Council voted to adopt the latest International Code Council’s 2021 International Codes® (I-Codes). In mid-2022, the City of Houston launched the Construction Code Modernization […]

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New Standard Supports Bacteria Testing for Multiple Water Types

October 31, 2023

ASTM International’s water committee (D19) has approved a new standard that will help water producers and users identify and quantify bacteria in potable (drinking, dental, and bottled water) as well as […]

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ASCE Releases First-of-Its-Kind Sustainable Infrastructure Standard

October 31, 2023

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released a first-of-its-kind standard, ASCE/COS 73-23: Standard Practice for Sustainable Infrastructure, which provides guidance for infrastructure owners to develop and implement sustainable […]

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