Building Codes Activity
St. Louis County, MO
The St. Louis County Building Commission held a public meeting on Wednesday, February 8 to review the proposed building code based on the 2015 suite of I-Codes.
Despite opposition from an overwhelming majority of attendees and multiple letters warning of the potential harm to consumers, the commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed building code. The rules now go to the St. Louis County Council for final approval.
For more information on the building commission hearing, check out the coverage from St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Post Dispatch and St. Louis Magazine.
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) held three public hearings and accepted written comments on its proposed commercial energy code (2015 IECC by reference) for potential adoption.
The proposed code includes several weakening amendments which will reduce its level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. MEEA and several other organizations testified at the final hearing in Madison on February 2 in support of adopting the unamended 2015 IECC. The WI DSPS will now take all comments into consideration and release a final set of rules.
On Tuesday, February 28, SF 388 graduated from a senate study bill to a full senate bill when it was approved 10-5 by the Committee on State Government. SF 388 would allow municipalities to use the 2009 IECC to comply with state energy code requirements for residential buildings, instead of the more robust statewide energy code, the 2012 IECC.
The bill has been read once and placed on the senate calendar for consideration.