Led by Leon Meyers of member company BuildSense, NCBPA members successfully advocated for code change proposals impacting REScheck and COMcheck during the most recent NC Building Code Council meeting on July 14th. Following more than nine months of research, discussions and development, the code proposals passed the council and will soon be adopted into North Carolina’s energy code. The code changes address two issues in the state’s current 2018 energy code for REScheck and COMcheck.
- First, references to a “North Carolina specific” REScheck and COMcheck were removed, as the US DOE stated that it would not provide these state-specific versions due to NC’s energy code becoming too customized in the current code cycle.
- Second, code will no reflect that in order to us REScheck or COMcheck for energy code compliance, the 2018 IECC versions must be referenced, which represent a small increase in minimum energy efficiency requirements from NC’s current 2018 energy code, which is roughly the equivalent of the 2012 IECC.
These code changes support improved clarity in code requirements and minor, but important, improvements to optional energy code compliance pathways. NCBPA thanks Leon Meyers and other members of our Building & Energy Codes Committee for leading this important work.
Find more information on our building and energy codes work here.
Click on the file below to view the code change proposal forms and reason statement.