Amendment on Appendix A- Insulation Grading Criteria

First proposed May 2012 — Amendment on Appendix A — Insulation Grading Criteria

The purpose of this amendment is to rewrite Appendix A to reflect the changes in Chapter 3 and Chapter 8 (Performance Testing) of the RESNET Standards, as well as enhance the insulation inspection and grading requirements with content created by the Technical Committee Chair’s Insulation Industry Council, comprised of representatives of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, Reflective Insulation

Manufacturers Association, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, Insulation Contractors Association of America, Dow, CertainTeed, Bayer MaterialScience, Blown-In-Blanket Contractors Association, Structural Insulation Panel Association, Extruded Polystyrene Foam Association, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, and the National Insulation Contractors Exchange.

To download the amendment, click on Proposed Amendment to Appendix A of the RESNET Standards

  • Public Comment Period May 15, 2012 to June 18, 2012
  • Review and response to comments assigned to a joint Technical Committee and Training and Education Committee. (These committees were replaced by SDC 300 and SDC 200)
  • 153 comments received
  • Comments were finalized in September 2012 by the joint Technical and Training and Education Committees but responses were not incorporated into a final draft

Link to more detailed history on Appendix A http://www.resnet.us/blog/time-line-on-revision-of-insulation-installation-rating-and-revision-of-appendix-a-of-the-resnet-mortgage-industry-national-home-energy-rating-standards/

Current Status:

The proposed Addendum F amends Standard ANSI/RESNET/ANSI 301-2014 creates Normative Appendix A where minimum rated features are to be located. The first entry into this appendix will be insulation installation grading requirements. This amendment provides minimum insulation installation requirements and grading criteria for: insulated sheathing, fibrous batt insulation, blown or sprayed fibrous loose fill insulation, open cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation; structural insulated panels (SIPS); reflective/radiant insulation products; attic radiant barriers, and; interior radiation control coatings(IRCCs)

To download the amendment, click on  Preliminary Draft Standard PDS-01 of BSR/RESNET/ICC 301-2014 Addendum F-201x

Current Status:

  • Assigned to SDC 300 Enclosures Subcommittee.
  • Second Public Comment Period November 4, 2016 to December 19, 2016
  • 47 comments received
  • No review or response to comments have been completed
  • Chair of SDC 300 recreated the Enclosures Subcommittee June, 2017

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