What Do Model Energy Codes Mean for Continuous Insulation?
Friday, May 19, 2017
Posted by: Nathan Pobre
PIMA President Justin Koscher has written an article for Building Enclosure that discusses how improvements to model energy codes are advancing the use of insulation for building envelopes. Justin writes:
“In 2012, the International Code Council (ICC) published an updated International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that called for a 30 percent increase over the 2006 code in building energy savings, the single largest efficiency increase in the history of the model energy code. Along with upgrading commercial roof insulation to current R-value code requirements, the 2012 IECC highlights continuous insulation (CI) systems as an effective design to increase thermal efficiency.”