SPF-Related Codes & Standards

Institute President Addresses the Important Role the Private Sector Plays in U.S. Standards Development 
Source: nibs.org 
The Nation’s buildings have never been safer. Fire deaths have declined significantly and new buildings incorporate lessons learned from previous hazard events to better protect their occupants. These improvements are largely the result of strong building codes and a regulatory system focused at the state and local level. And the majority of these codes and standards for constructing safe, efficient buildings are developed by private-sector organizations. Read this letter from Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, to understand the private sector’s role in U.S. standards development. 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Design Guidance: Insulation and Air Barrier Requirements of the 2012 I-Codes
Source: americanchemistry.com
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
Source: energycodesocean.org
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 mkerns@ase.org
Sample alerts recently posted: 
Alert Status: On February 10, the Arizona Senate referred SB 1227 to the Senate Rules Committee. SB 1227 would prohibit local jurisdictions from adopting any mandatory building code that is related to energy efficiency, energy conservation, or green construction. Codes already adopted would be grandfathered in.

More Information: Senate Bill 1227 | Arizona State Page | BCAP Cost Incremental Analysis

For details, contact Jim Meyers of SWEEP.
Alert Status: The Nevada State Office of Energy has proposed a statewide update to the 2012 IECC. Workshops for Reno and Las Vegas were held January 9 and 15, with another in Northern Nevada in March. The state appears likely to move forward with the move at its March 26 meeting.

More Information: Proposed Regulation

For details, contact Jim Meyers of SWEEP.