Codes & Standards

ICC-SRCC Releases Expanded Solar Water Heating System Ratings to Cover All of North America

September 24, 2020

The Solar Rating & Certification Council (ICC-SRCC) announced the latest update to the OG-300 rating system for solar water heating systems. The widely used OG-300 ratings have been updated and expanded to provide performance ratings for locations throughout North America […]

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Plumbing Standard Revisions Tighten Lead Leaching Criteria in Drinking Water

September 22, 2020

Newly published changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, the drinking water product standard required in the United States and Canada, further restrict the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products, NSF International has announced. The significantly more rigorous requirements were […]

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Report on Comments Toward Development of 2021 USHGC, USPSHTC Now Available for Online Download

September 3, 2020

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), developer of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics, and Geothermal Code (USHGC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC), has posted online the 2020 Report on Comments (ROC) for the 2021 editions of these prospective […]

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NFPA Launches New Digital Content On-Demand Platform

August 21, 2020

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has introduced NFPA LiNK™, a new digital content on-demand platform that will allow the 124-year old organization to provide the up-to-date code information and situational context that professionals and practitioners need to do their jobs […]

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Updated Chicago Construction Codes Are Now Available

August 19, 2020

The 2019 Chicago Construction Codes are the first comprehensive revisions to the city codes in 70 years. These updated construction requirements better align Chicago with up-to-date model codes and national standards and make construction in Chicago more affordable by expanding […]

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2021 IPC Venting Methods Reference Is Now Available

August 6, 2020

The International Code Council is proud to distribute a helpful tool—Methods of Venting Plumbing Fixtures and Traps in the 2021 International Plumbing Code: Installation, Flexibility and Opportunity for Savings—to help expand your knowledge of the International Plumbing Code (IPC). The […]

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ASSE International Enters into License Agreement with Standards Institution of Israel

August 3, 2020

ASSE International and the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) have entered into an agreement for SII to license two ASSE standards for adoption in Israel. This agreement will allow SII to easily adopt ASSE standards for the Israel market, preventing […]

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2021 International Codes Are Available for Preorder

August 3, 2020

The International Code Council (ICC) has announced that the 2021 editions of the I-Codes, the premier set of coordinated, modern building safety codes, are now available for preorder. The updated codes enhance safety, increase affordability, and incorporate the latest advancements […]

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IAPMO Seeks Volunteers for Participation on the Building Standards Committee for Development of American National Standards

July 30, 2020

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers in the “general interest” and “user interest” categories, with technical background in building and mechanical systems—such as jurisdictional authorities, regulatory agencies, laboratory, and educational facility representatives—to participate on the Building Standards Committee […]

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ASSE 1090-2020 for Drinking Water Atmospheric Water Generators Is Now Available

July 24, 2020

ASSE 1090-2020: Performance Requirements for Drinking Water Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG) has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase. ASSE 1090 was created to test point-of-use and commercial […]

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