The International Code Council (ICC) Reports that 446 Code Changes Submitted for the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code.
As a reminder, the International Code Council accepted code change proposals for the development of its 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code (IRC) by October 12.   There are 190 of the proposals for the Residential Provisions that will be reviewed and acted on by the IECC Residential Consensus Committee. There are 256 of the proposals for the Commercial Provisions that will be addressed by the IECC Commercial Consensus Committee.  At this time,  The ICC staff does not have an approximate date on when a combined monograph will be ready publishing all proposals.   But all submitted proposals are viewable at the ICC site
energy.cdpaccess  for early review.  AGA BECS staff and several BECS Committee members have taken a preliminary review of the proposals and have identified several troublesome proposals that the natural gas industry will need to address proposing to mandate  “all-electric” homes and buildings or proposing requirements that essentially promote “all electric” residential homes and commercial buildings. On behalf of the AGA BECS Committee, AGA has submitted proposals that in complying with using the performance path in the energy codes would reinforce or require using a “source” energy multiplier rather than a “site” energy consumption metrics consistent with the consumption energy measurement metrics used by the EPA in its Profile Manager program to convert to source energy.  EPA states that it uses “national average ratios for the conversion to source energy to ensure that no specific building will be credited (or penalized) for the relative efficiency of its energy provider(s). We plan to develop a more comprehensive review and analysis of all proposals and request that the BECS members also review them, and we intend to issue a detailed analysis of the proposals including suggested gas industry positions on the major proposals impacting the direct use of natural gas.
Draft BECS Fact Sheet, “Understanding the Importance of the Energy Codes on the Direct Use of Natural Gas” – Comments by November 22nd Please.
Attached is a draft of a BECS Committee Fact Sheet, “Understanding the Importance of the Energy Codes on the Direct Use of Natural Gas”  that is intended to provide concise information on the impact of model energy codes on the direct use of natural gas including guidance on how to be involved in the model code development process and state/local code adoptions. The BECS Committee’s Education Task Group was requested to develop this information for utility members to become familiar with model energy code development process and how to participate in the process as well as how model codes are adopted in states and jurisdictions by legislative or a regulatory process and ways to be involved in those adoption processes. The BECS Committee Education Task Force is requesting comments by November 22nd .  Based on comments received, a revised document will be distributed for the committee’s action as deemed necessary.
DOE Issues a Reopening of Public Comment Period and Notification of Data Availability Pertaining to Standards for Manufactured Housing.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of data availability (NODA) for the manufactured housing energy conservation standards rulemaking announcing the availability of updated analyses and results, and is giving interested parties an opportunity to comment on these analyses and submit additional data. DOE is also reopening the public comment period for the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding proposals to amend energy conservation standards for manufactured housing. DOE published the SNOPR in the Federal Register on August 26, 2021 and the comment deadline for that SNOPR and this NODA will close on November 26, 2021. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this SNOPR and NODA until November 26, 2021. Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE-2009-BT-STD-0021, by email ( or Federal eRulemaking portal ( To find out more information on the manufactured housing rulemaking, visit:  Manufactured Housing.  BECS Committee staff is closely monitoring this proposal for any indications of requirements that negatively impact natural gas applications to these types of homes.

State Codes Activity Update.
Attached is a weekly feature of the “Friday Update” covering state code calendar activities as presented by the online utility “Fiscal Note,” which is sponsored by APGA and AGA Code and Standards. Please review the update and determine if there are state code activities that impact your service territory or organization.