New green code spells out thermal requirement for roof retrofits

The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) includes a straightforward approach to minimum thermal requirements for roof and wall systems.

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The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) includes a straightforward approach to minimum thermal requirements for roof and wall systems.
December 22, 2011

The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) includes a straightforward approach to minimum thermal requirements for roof and wall systems. In addition, the new code extends the minimum thermal requirements to all low-slope roof replacements involving above-deck insulation.

“Our association is impressed that for the first time, a national energy code makes specific and clear requirements on the thermal performance of a retrofit roof,” said Jared Blum, President of the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA).

Click here to learn more about the IgCC thermal requirement. BD+C

         
 

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