An update to the Chicago Building Code’s section on energy conservation is the only agenda item up in the Committee on Health and Environmental Protection today. The ordinance, introduced at the July 20 City Council meeting, amends section 18-13 of the city’s building code to reflect portions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) of 2015. The IECC code has already been adopted by the state, and has been in effect in Chicago since January 1, 2016.

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