ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Certification Body (CB) for the Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR Program. The program applies to residential insulation intended for use in whole wall, ceiling, roof deck and floor systems.
"EPA's Seal and Insulate Program has a number of enhancements, including requirements for independent third-party testing and certification, reporting of surface-burning characteristics that establish compliance with the requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as well as installation instructions," said Rob Brooks, Director of ICC-ES Environmental Programs. "ICC-ES can provide manufacturers with certification to both the requirements of the I-Codes and the Seal & Insulate Program as well as environmental attributes such as recycled or bio-based content."
All existing ICC-ES report holders whose reports include recognition under the 2009 or 2012 IRC and IECC, as well as future applicants for reports under those codes, are eligible to apply to have their products evaluated for participation in the Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR Program. Those who are interested in obtaining certification should contact ICC-ES for more information.
The specific testing requirements are available on the EPA ENERGY STAR® website under the title, Definitions and Testing Requirements for Residential Insulation (version 1.0).
For more information and for the official announcement of the launch of Seal & Insulate Program with ENERGY STAR, visit the program's page on the EPA website.
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is an evaluation service for building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC-ES also issues environmental reports verifying that products meet specific sustainability targets defined by today's codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES guidelines. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.