Washington, D.C. — The International Code Council celebrates the 20th anniversary of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) this year. The IECC, which addresses the design of energy-efficient building envelopes and the installation of energy-efficient mechanical, lighting and power systems through requirements emphasizing performance, is in use across the United States, member nations of the Read more

The July episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast explores one code official’s transition from military service to civilian life. Currently a code services officer in Manhattan, Kansas, Sergeant First Class Mike Reese shares the fascinating story of his journey from serving his country in the U.S. Army to protecting his community in the building safety Read more

Washington, D.C. –The International Code Council (ICC) applauded the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s June 13 passage of S.3041, disaster recovery reform legislation. Modeled off the House-passed Disaster Recovery Reform Act, the legislation makes new resources available, both pre- and post-disaster, to support the adoption and implementation of current model codes. Studies confirm that Read more

Brea, Calif. — ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the experts in plumbing product evaluation and certification, has been transitionally approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the WaterSense program as a licensed certifier of spray sprinkler bodies. ICC-ES can now evaluate and certify such products to the EPA specification (which references ICC/ASABE 802). “We Read more

New legislation authorizes program that promotes water-efficient products. The International Code Council (ICC) supports the Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2017 introduced today by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall and Ohio Senator Rob Portman. This bipartisan legislation authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program, a voluntary public-private partnership that offers a simple way for consumers Read more