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Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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New IECC provision tightens historic building exemption

November 05, 2013

The International Energy Conservation Code has been revised to eliminate what has been seen as a blanket exemption for historic buildings. The current “historic buildings” definition has been criticized as too imprecise, and many jurisdictions still apply the IECC selectively to historic buildings.

This confusing exemption to the code means that opportunities for energy savings are missed. In the commercial IECC, the new 2015 code language eliminates the blanket exemption, and now requires the submission of a report detailing why any code provision would be detrimental to the historic character of the building.



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