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SPF-Related Codes & Standards

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>>Spray Polyurethane Foam Design Guidance: Insulation and Air Barrier Requirements of the 2012 I-Codes
This guidance document, developed by the Spray Foam Coalition and the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, 
provides building designers with easy-to-use information about spray polyurethane foam (SPF) for use as wall and roof insulation and as an air barrier. Air barrier information and R-value requirements for commercial and residential buildings complying with the 2012 IECC and 2012 IgCC are provided. (booklet version)

>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
BCAP Newsletters are quarterly summaries of what's been happening at the Building Codes Assistance Project and building energy code progress around the nation.  To access the full archive, click here. Here are some of the recent alerts from the BCAP Code Alerts released released weekly by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and its website, the Online Code Environment & Advocacy Network (OCEAN). Code Alert Bulletins are designed to share information and support timely participation in state and local activities related to the adoption and implementation of building energy codes. The bulletins highlight immediate opportunities to influence state and local policy outcomes, indicate code status, and recommend contacts for action. If you know of activity that should be on this bulletin or would like to sign up for this bulletin, contact Matt Kerns at (202) 530-2252 or
>>Sample alerts recently posted: 
ICC Code and Standard Development
Alert Status: Voting Registration deadline to participate in the ICC code and standard development in 2014 is 4/28. Several important reminders have been posted concerning the process. ICC Members may participate in the online Assembly Floor Motion Vote that follows the Committee Action Hearing using cdpACCESS. To be eligible, ICC Members must have an active ICC membership by March 28th.For governmental members, To be qualified to vote, ICC Governmental Members must 1) have an active ICC membership by March 28th, and 2) validate their GMVR through the Electronic Voter Validation system by March 28th – for the Assembly Floor Motion Vote and September 1st - for the Annual Business Meeting, Public Comment Hearing and Online Governmental Consensus Vote.
For more information contact Corey Roblee of ICC.
Washington, DC
Alert Status: On March 28, the DC Green Construction Code was published after being approved by Mayor Vincent Gray earlier in the week. The code integrates the model version of the IgCC and ASHRAE 189.1 into an already strong energy efficient building standard. LEED serves as an alternative compliance path to the code. 


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