On December 16 2011, the DC Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) voted 7-1 to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). For commercial buildings, this means continuous air barriers will be required in many buildings. After the meeting, one of the board members expressed the importance of all the support letters that were received, and passed along his thanks and appreciation.
The code will now go under administrative review and legislative process, with adoption likely in the second half of 2013. The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) was among 12 other associations who signed a recommendation letter for the amendment.
Congratulations to all those involved on this achievement!