Building Codes

The Florida Building Commission considers updates to the statewide building code every three years.

The State of New York has launched the NYStretch Energy Code 2020, a statewide model building code that communities can voluntarily adopt to reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Contractors and builders continue to find themselves at odds with environmental activists when it comes to changing local building codes.

On October 1, the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code became effective.

SBCA and NFC sincerely appreciate all questions and feedback on articles written by our staff. Mr. Derrick Moon, CBO, a building services supervisor in Hillsboro, Oregon responded to an article and the following article is a correspondence to the feedback and questions he posed.

This article, “How Can a Building Official Deny Approval of an RDP's Work?” asks an important due process of law question.

SBCA and NFC sincerely appreciate all questions and feedback on articles written by our staff. Mr. Derrick Moon, CBO, a building services supervisor in Hillsboro, Oregon responded to an article and the following article is a correspondence to the feedback and questions he posed.

Things are heating up for this November’s critical ICC ballot to update America’s Model Energy Code.  Local and state officials recognize the critical role buildings play in sound energy and climate policy, and are signaling their intent to vote. 

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), known as the nation’s third busiest airport, has been undergoing a major overhaul that requires adherence to strict city building codes.

The Governor of Colorado’s signing of HB10-126 is notable because Colorado is a home rule state. While this bill would allow jurisdictions to retain some freedom regarding their energy bill, it would also require them to use one of the model energy codes that were developed and published within the last decade.