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SPF-Related Codes & Standards

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>>ASHRAE Announces Spring 2015 Online Courses; New Course on Commissioning Process
With the commissioning process becoming widely recognized as being critical to the success of high-performance buildings ASHRAE has added a new Learning Institute course focused on requirements in its first commissioning standard. Taught by Walter Grondzik, P.E., the course, "Commissioning Process and Standard 202" is being held March 25, 2015. It is one of 12 Spring Online courses being offered by ASHRAE. Read more here.  

>>2015 Energy Codes Conference Returning in 2015 
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is holding an energy codes conference for the first time since 2011. This conference, scheduled for March 23-26, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee, will be solely dedicated to energy codes. A major theme will be achieving compliance but sessions will cover development, adoption, policy and research. Click here to register and here for more information

>>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. Topics addressed in the current issue include:  

* Ongoing General Alerts *
DOE – National Energy Codes Conference 2015: Room Block Closes Monday, March 9

* New State and Local Alerts *
Vermont – Comments on Commercial Stretch Code Due March 9

* Ongoing State and Local Alerts *
New Jersey – Last Day to Comment on the Proposed 2015 IECC Adoption and Amendments
New Mexico – New Bill that Could Make Code Adoption Difficult
New York – Reviews to Update NY Codes to the 2015 I-Codes and 2015 NEC
Pennsylvania – Comments on the 2015 I-Codes Adoption Due Tuesday, March 10
South Carolina – Accepting Comments Concerning the Adoption of 2015 I-Codes
Tennessee – New Bill to Allow Local Jurisdictions to Opt Out of the International Energy Conservation Code Standards
Texas – New Bill to Modify Building Energy Efficiency Performance Standards
Utah – Bill to Change the Adoption Process of the State Construction and Fire Codes

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