Buildings and Fire Code Working Group

Objective and description: Understand and minimize the impact to PV solar installations related to new building codes.

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Status: (provided in reverse chronological order below)


7/19/14 - LH

The 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) includes an appendix for “Solar-Ready” provisions. The Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) is accepting written comments through August 4, 2014 on the energy efficiency provisions of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) for single-family residential construction. Background and recommendations is provided in our July 19, 2014 posting titled Build Solar Ready Homes in Solar Rich Texas


12/17/13 - LH (person’s initials), original ideas about this working group

City building/fire code updates going into effect Jan 2014 – solar installation impacts