AIA Members Testify in Support of Adding IECC to SB 5854

On March 18, John Cochran, AIA, and John Neff, AIA, both testified in support of SB 5854 and instituting the IECC, the International Environmental Council Code. Along with the two AIA members, Craig Stevenson of the International Code Council testified in support of the bill and adoption of the IECC code.

Using this standards instead of the WSEC, Washington State Energy Code will cuts costs which is expensive for the state to develop; it will decrease complications for architects, engineers and contractors to comply; and reduce they difficulty building officials encounter when trying to enforce the code.

The adopted of the IECC also comes with many benefits such as: free training, accessible resources online and for free, and streamlining Washington's energy code with the rest of the nation so that firms who practice in multiple states will have an easier time building "to code".

You can view the hearing (below) from TVW's webcasting program.

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