The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
The International Code Council voted to incorporate an optional Energy Rating Index compliance path into the 2015 IECC. This change was proposed by a group of energy advocacy organizations including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Institute for Market Transformation, and the Britt/Makela Group – but the group also included the Leading Builders of America. This proposal will provide builders much greater flexibility in meeting the guidelines while saving a typical new home buyer between $300 and $850 annually on their utility bills.
Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite™ and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step. Additional sealing methods are now being used to improve the true performance of other types of insulation.