Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Cassity Jones Lumber - The Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory
(ESL) has examined the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and
sent a letter approving it for adoption in Texas to the State Energy
Conservation Office (SECO). Adoption will be statewide and this code,
unlike others, affects all homes and multifamily construction in the
State, even outside of the city limits. The new code will mandate
better windows, tighter envelopes with blower door testing and
reporting. The a/c ducts are required to be tested and certified
tight. Wall insulation in north Texas increases to R-20. Also,
continuous ventilation with fresh outside air is mandatory.
Come and learn the specifics of all of these changes, your options for
framing, insulation and ventilation methods, materials and equipment to
meet these new national code standards.