The current version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), available for public access, is linked below:
The IECC at is widely incorporated by reference into federal, state and local energy conservation legislation (which then finds its away into facility design guidelines in the education industry). For most of last year were were tracking candidate changes for the 2021 revision; with special attention to electrical energy concepts; easy enough to do. We find the word “electrical” appeared 163 times in the transcript of proposed changes; linked below (730 pages).
CE108-19 | Data Centers
CE111-19*, et al | Fault Detection
CE113-19 | HVAC equipment
CE136-19 | Fan Nameplate Electrical Power & Fan Efficiency
CE166-19, et. al* | Occupancy Sensors
CE174-119, et. al* | Lighting and Controls
CE212-19 | Elevator regenerative power & voltage drop (ON THE AGENDA OF THE MONTHLY ELEVATOR & ESCALATOR MEETING)
CE213-19 | Escalator & moving walk regenerative power (ON THE AGENDA OF THE MONTHLY ELEVATOR & ESCALATOR MEETING)
CE214-19 | Include customer-owned service conductors in the 5 percent voltage drop limit identified in the National Electrical Code
CE215-19*, et al | More electrical power monitoring hardware
CE216-19*. et al | More automatic receptacle control hardware
CE217-19 | Include electric vehicle charging fixtures in new construction
CE219-19 | Expansion of required energy efficiency requirements
CE224-19 | HVAC system electrical power efficiency requirements
CE237-19*. et al | More electrical power monitoring hardware
CE238-19 | Electrical Energy Storage Systems
CE261-19 | Change of occupancy energy use intensity
CE262-19 | Electrical energy storage system-ready area
CE263-19 Part I&II&III* | Required PV systems for all commercial buildings larger than 5000 square feet/community solar facilities
CE265-19 | Energy Storage Systems
The Group B Cycle in ended in December. Preliminary balloting results are linked below:
Whatever ever proposals failed in the 2021 IECC revision cycle may find their way into the forthcoming Group C revision cycle that features the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). When public proposals open for the IgCC we will pass that information along to our colleagues. You may do so yourself by registering your interest in ICC consensus products by clicking here: ICC Code Development.
We scan action in the ICC suite of consensus products at least once per month. See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting;open to everyone.
Category: Architectural, Facility Asset Management, Space Planning
* There are so many proposals for expansion of electrical control, monitoring and metering hardware that we identify only one of many conceptually related proposals here. Refer to the standing agenda of the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee for additional technical specifics.