IECC code updates include better lighting controls, new HVAC technology

The proposed new code will increase the mandatory installation of occupancy sensors and daylighting controls to many new types of spaces in areas not covered by the 2012 IECC.

November 05, 2013

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code includes better controls for lighting and daylighting, and new HVAC technology. The proposed new code will increase the mandatory installation of occupancy sensors and daylighting controls to many new types of spaces in areas not covered by the 2012 IECC. It also requires that all air-cooled, direct expansion HVAC units (including variable refrigerant flow products) be equipped with a fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) reporting system. In addition, Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems will be available in the 2015 IECC as a compliance option for the “options packages” for the first time in an IECC code. For more information about the 2015 IECC, visit www.iccsafe.org.

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