The WDMA Code Resource Center is designed to provide a single source of current information on code development, code adoptions and the latest published codes for the major U.S. model building code development organizations. This page provides links to building code development, the latest state-level code adoption and (limited) free access to building codes published by the International Code Council, the National Fire Protection Association, ASHRAE, and includes links to resources developed by the Department of Energy.

This resource page is available as a service to WDMA members and to the public. For questions, please contact Craig Drumheller, Vice President of Technical Activities at [email protected].

International Code Council
The International Code Council (ICC) is an organization that develops and publishes the most widely adopted consensus based building codes and standards referred to as the I-Codes. Of the 15 model codes that ICC publishes, states can use or adopt the I-Codes, often with amendments, that best address their building safety needs. WDMA members are active participants in the development of the I-Codes helping to ensure the life safety of the public and building occupants.

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National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an organization that develops and publishes over 300 consensus based building codes and standards. Although all 300 published codes and standards do not impact the door, window, and skylight industry, those that do involve WDMA members as active participants helping to ensure the life safety of the public.

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ASHRAE
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is an organization that develops and publishes consensus based standards. Many ASHRAE standards involve equipment testing methods and indoor air quality, however, they also have a few code intended standards written in mandatory, enforceable language that impact the door, window, and skylight industry. There are three such standards with ASHRAE 90.1 - Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings being the most widely adopted. It is adopted in most jurisdictions by reference as an alternate compliance path to the commercial portion of the IECC.

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Department of Energy
The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) actively participates in the development, adoption, compliance, training and efficiency determinations of ASHRAE standard 90.1 and the IECC. DOE’s office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) also contracts the Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) to provide technical assistance to achieve their mission. DOE’s EnergyCodes.gov provides a repository for much of the energy code work performed by the EERE office.

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