flexiblefullpage -
billboard - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
Currently Reading

Idaho Building Code Board considers gutting large part of state energy code

Idaho Building Code Board considers gutting large part of state energy code

Legislature has prohibited localities from adopting stricter energy codes than the state allows.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | August 26, 2022
Idaho Building Code
Courtesy Pexels.

The Idaho Building Code Board is considering recommendations to delete a large portion of the state’s energy code.

The board, made up of building experts and community members, recently debated proposed changes put forward by the state’s Department of Occupational and Professional Licenses. Four members of the nine-person board initially voted to end discussion on any changes to the energy code.

But the group decided to continue to hear from the public and evaluate possible changes before making a final decision in November. Earlier this year, the Idaho legislature passed a bill preventing localities from adopting stricter energy codes than the state allows. The measure also gave final say on the state’s energy code to the legislature instead of the Governor-appointed building code board.

The legislation means whatever the board recommends will not be binding. There is considerable support in the legislature to do away with the energy code altogether.

Related Stories

Giants 400 | Nov 28, 2022

Top 130 Office Sector Contractors and CM Firms for 2022

Turner Construction, STO Building Group, Gilbane, and CBRE top the ranking of the nation's largest office sector contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2022, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report. 

Legislation | Nov 23, 2022

7 ways the Inflation Reduction Act will impact the building sector

HOK’s Anica Landreneau and Stephanie Miller and Smart Surfaces Coalition’s Greg Kats reveal multiple ways the IRA will benefit the built environment. 

Multifamily Housing | Nov 22, 2022

10 compelling multifamily developments to debut in 2022

A smart home tech-focused apartment complex in North Phoenix, Ariz., and a factory conversion to lofts in St. Louis highlight the notable multifamily developments to debut recently.

Industrial Facilities | Nov 16, 2022

Industrial building sector construction, while healthy, might also be flattening

For all the hoopla about the ecommerce boom and “last mile” order fulfillment driving demand for more warehouse and manufacturing space, construction of industrial buildings actually declined over the past five years, albeit marginally by 2.1% to $27.3 billion in 2022, according to estimates by IBIS World. Still, construction in this sector remains buzzy.

Wood | Nov 16, 2022

5 steps to using mass timber in multifamily housing

A design-assist approach can provide the most effective delivery method for multifamily housing projects using mass timber as the primary building element.

Giants 400 | Nov 14, 2022

Top 60 Airport Terminal Contractors + CM Firms for 2022

Hensel Phelps, Turner Construction, Walsh Group, and Holder Construction top the ranking of the nation's largest airport terminal contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2022, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report. 

Giants 400 | Nov 14, 2022

4 emerging trends from BD+C's 2022 Giants 400 Report

Regenerative design, cognitive health, and jobsite robotics highlight the top trends from the 519 design and construction firms that participated in BD+C's 2022 Giants 400 Report.

Contractors | Nov 14, 2022

U.S. construction firms lean on technology to manage growth and weather the pandemic

In 2021, Gilbane Building Company and Nextera Robotics partnered in a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence platform utilizing a fleet of autonomous mobile robots. The platform, dubbed Didge, is designed to automate construction management, maximize reliability and safety, and minimize operational costs. This was just one of myriad examples over the past 18 months of contractor giants turning to construction technology (ConTech) to gather jobsite data, manage workers and equipment, and smooth the construction process.

University Buildings | Nov 13, 2022

University of Washington opens mass timber business school building

Founders Hall at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, the first mass timber building at Seattle campus of Univ. of Washington, was recently completed. The 84,800-sf building creates a new hub for community, entrepreneurship, and innovation, according the project’s design architect LMN Architects.

Giants 400 | Nov 9, 2022

Top 50 Data Center Contractors + CM Firms for 2022

Holder, Turner, DPR, and HITT Contracting head the ranking of the nation's largest data center contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2022, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report. 

boombox1 - default
boombox2 -
native1 -

More In Category




halfpage1 -

Most Popular Content

  1. 2021 Giants 400 Report
  2. Top 150 Architecture Firms for 2019
  3. 13 projects that represent the future of affordable housing
  4. Sagrada Familia completion date pushed back due to coronavirus
  5. Top 160 Architecture Firms 2021

 



Magazine Subscription
Subscribe

Get our Newsletters

Each day, our editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Subscribe

Follow BD+C: