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Complying with Codes

How Changing Air Barrier Rules Are Impacting Your Building

BY RUSSELL SNOW, W. R. MEADOWS, AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

With the continued rise in energy costs and the concentrated design of structures that are more energy efficient, the industry has continued to revise codes and standards to provide minimum requirements that need to be met. This feature provides an overview of what each of the current air barrier code requirements are. ...
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Tagged categories: 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC); Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA); Air barriers; Air leakage; ASHRAE; ASHRAE 189.1; ASHRAE 90.1; ASTM; Barrier coatings; Building codes; Commercial Construction; Energy codes; Energy efficiency; Fireproofing; Flame-retardant coatings; International Building Code; International Green Construction Code; LEED v4; National Fire Protection Association; W.R. Meadows Inc.; Wall; Water-resistive barrier

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