Three appeals to 2010 IECC disapproved
An International Code Council Appeals Board at a public hearing unanimously disapproved three appeals related to the 2010 International Energy Conservation Code Final Action Hearings held Oct. 28–30, 2010, in Charlotte, N.C. The appeals alleged irregularities at the hearings unfairly influenced code changes to the IECC. The Appeals Board's decision will go to the ICC Board of Directors for a final decision.
Appeals Board members said they found no substantive evidence of fundraising irregularities or that any Council policies were violated and that ICC's commitment to providing a fair and open code development process was demonstrated. The Committee noted that policies and procedures put into effect after the 2008 Final Action Hearings did what they were intended to do. The Committee also said that participation by the federal government, which has the authority to preempt anything ICC does, is a significant validation of the ICC Code Development Process.
To smooth the progress of the appeals process, the appellants—BOMA International, the National Multi Housing Council/National Apartment Association, Pilkington North America, AGC Flat Glass North America, the Aluminum Extruders Council and the International Window Film Association—prepared an "Appellants' Joint Statement of Issues" to identify issues related to the three appeals, according to an April 19 ICC eNews report.