Tag: building codes

‘Mission Possible’: ICC Kicks Off Building Safety Month 2024

The International Code Council (ICC) has launched Building Safety Month this May, marking the group’s 44th annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of building codes and the role that building safety professionals play in keeping communities safe. This year’s main theme, “Mission Possible,” encourages people to get involved in all aspects of building safety. […]

Webinar Watch: Improving Cellular & Public Safety Radio Signals in Buildings

During Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar, learn about signal-boosting solutions to a wide range of cellular and public safety radio problems like dropped calls, the need to stand next to a window to make a call, and the inability for both cell phones and public safety radios to work in certain areas of large […]

DOE Offers $90 Million to Boost Adoption of Building Energy Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $90 million in funding to support building energy code adoption, training, and technical assistance at the state and local level. The DOE estimates that, from 2010 through 2040, energy codes will have saved homes and businesses $182 billion on utility bills and prevented as much carbon dioxide from reaching […]

FEMA Offering Nearly $2 Billion for Climate Resilience Projects

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it is making $1.8 billion available for two grant programs designed to help communities increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change, including increasingly frequent and extreme weather events. Notably, the International Code Council (ICC) has praised FEMA for including a “historic investment in resilient building codes” as […]

DOE Offering $400M for States to Update Building Energy Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released program guidance and opened applications for $400 million in formula funding to states and territories for adopting and implementing building energy codes that reduce utility bills, increase efficiency, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and make buildings more resilient to climate disasters. “A transition to a clean energy economy […]

How California Can Slash Carbon from Building Materials

The carbon emissions associated with materials used in the built environment, referred to as “embodied carbon,” are estimated to contribute up to 11% of all global energy-related carbon emissions. According to a new report from sustainable development consultancy Arup, developed on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), California is one of the first states in […]

Local Building Policies ‘Set an Important Example’ to Prevent Bird Collisions

A new report reveals how local laws and policies are speeding up protections for birds from deadly building collisions, one of the leading causes of bird mortality. A staggering number of birds are killed by window collisions each year in the United States, with estimates of up to 1 billion. The Law, Ethics, and Animals Program (LEAP) […]

Back to Basics: Understanding Building Codes

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. As the International Code Council (ICC) celebrates Building Safety Month in May, facilities professionals should understand the importance of constructing and maintaining safe and sustainable structures that follow constantly updated applicable building codes.   These changes […]

International Code Council Kicks Off Building Safety Month

Following a presidential proclamation in the U.S., the International Code Council (ICC) kicked off its 43rd annual Building Safety Month on May 1st. The campaign aims to raise awareness among individuals, families, and businesses about the importance of constructing and maintaining safe and sustainable structures around the world. On April 28, President Joe Biden signed a […]

Biden Admin. Launches $225M Program to Advance Energy-Efficient Building Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to provide $225 million for states and local governments to expand the implementation of the latest building energy codes and support the development of buildings that use less energy. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Building Energy Codes: Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation […]