New Florida Building Code Takes Effect June 30

Last Updated:
Thu, 2017-11-09 15:38

UPDATE (8/6/15): Due to the FL Speaker of the House's abrupt decision to adjourn for the remainder of the session, the proposed building code is now set to go into effect June 29, 2016.

The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission announced significant changes to the Florida Building Building Codes that will result in safer, sustainable buildings and homes. The updated Florida Building Codes are mandatory for all new construction or rehabilitation projects with a permit application date of June 30, 2015 or later.

Florida Building CodeNow available, the new Florida Building Codes are based on the 2012 International Codes. One of the most visible changes from the 2010 codes is the reformatting of the Energy Code. Among the changes is a new requirement for duct tightness to be verified and tested to Section 803 of the RESNET Standards by a certified Home Energy Rater (see Chapter 4 under the Residential Provisions).

After several requests, we've decided to add RESNET HERS Rater training in Daytona Beach to help those affected. This package will prepare builders and contractors with the knowledge necessary to perform duct tightness testing and will also include a module on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. At the conclusion of our Training & Certification package, participants will enlist under Everblue's RESNET Quality Assurance program for ongoing support.

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