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Week of July 3
NC Building Council Adopts Low-E Emergency Rule
As reported by multiple local news outlets across the country and documented by an investigation by local NC television station WRAL, there are concerns regarding how low-e windows’ high reflectance could concentrate sunlight and contribute to the melting of vinyl siding of houses and plastic on cars.
The NC Building Code Council adopted an Emergency Rule regarding requirements for low-e windows at the June 10, 2014, meeting. This emergency rule was signed by an Administrative Law Judge on June 24, 2014.
The effective date for the Rule is July 2, 2014, which means that it is available for use by the permit holder until a temporary rule is adopted by the Council and approved by the Rules Review Commission. The Council also adopted a Temporary Rule at the same time for continuation of the rule process and has indicated it will move quickly to develop a permanent rule to address the issue.”
The Council cited the following as need for an emergency rule:
 â€œA serious and unforeseen threat to the public health, safety or welfare. We now have information that reflective energy from some Low-E windows can cause damage to property and may have the potential to create a fire hazard.”
Effective July 2, 2014, the emergency rule gives builders of one-and two-family dwellings and townhouses the option to substitute non-low emissivity glazed fenestration products for low emissivity glazed fenestration products without energy penalty when judged by the permit holder to be a safety concern due to reflection of concentrated sunlight.
Footnotes to that effect were added to the 2012 NC Residential Building Code in the following Tables:
1. TABLE N1102.1 INSULATION AND FENESTRATION REQUIREMENTS BY COMPONANT (See the addition of footnote l in the FENESTRATION U-FACTOR column and the addition of footnote m in the GLAZED FENESTRATION SHG column)
2. TABLE N1102.1.2 EQUIVILANT U-FACTORS (See the addition of footnote e in the FENESTRATION U-FACTOR  column).
Identical notes were added to the corresponding Tables in the 2012 NC Energy Conservation Code, TABLE 402.1.1 INSULATION AND FENESTRATION REQUIREMENTS BY COMPONANT and TABLE 402.1.3 EQUIVILANT U-FACTORS.
There are instructions in the accompanying commentary for the emergency rule that addresses substitute fenestration products and how they are allowed to be modeled in the REScheck program without penalty.


Changes to Postal Operations Manual for Modes of Delivery, Mail Receptacles, And Keys
On April 5, 2013 our District was notified of the following changes to Postal Operations Manual referenced above which will affect all existing and new construction projects in your area.
  • Centralized and Cluster Box Units (CBU’s) delivery is now the default mode of delivery in business areas. 
  • For new residential delivery, CBU is now the default.  Exceptions to permit curb line delivery must be approved by the District.
  • New deliveries within an existing block with an established mode of delivery no longer assume the existing mode of delivery.  We can require a more efficient mode of delivery.
  • While we do not control addresses for buildings, we do control the sequential ordering of addresses within any centralized delivery equipment.
  • If more than one building in a complex has the same street address, the delivery equipment must be grouped at a single location even if some of the units are in a different building.
  • Centralized delivery or CBU is the default option for delivery in mobile homes or trailer parks that are permanent residences.  Any exceptions to centralized or CBU delivery mode must be approved by the District.
  • Delivery equipment must conform to USPS standards for CBUs and high-rise delivery equipment, USPS STD 4C wall mounted mail receptacles.  Local offices do not have the authority to approve any other centralized delivery equipment.
Please see the information for ordering and installation instructions.
These changes became effective April 5, 2013.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to John Hill at (704) 393-4489, or Terry Carr at (704) 393-4466.
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Up Coming

July 4

HBAF office closed

July 10
Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 am

Builders, Beers & Bids
The Membership Committee did a great job organizing our first Builders, Beers & Bids on June 24. Look for this event to be held quarterly.

Construction Statistics

Local Stats: May 2014 

Local Stats Residential Trend: 2008-2014 

Absorption Report: May 2014 *new

Commercial Building Permit Index: March 2014

The Market Edge Residential Building Permit Trend: March 2014

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NAHB Webinars

Significant Changes to the 2012 International Codes
Wednesday, July 16, 2-3 p.m. ET
Housing Finance and Policy series

Water Features and Landscape Architecture for Single-Family Homes & Communities
Wednesday, July 30, 2-3 p.m. ET
Design and Technology series

HBA of Fayetteville
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Natalie Fryer, Executive Officer
Pamela Grierson, Communications Manager

NAHB Member Discounts
Dues Payments & Lobbying Expense 2014 Disclosure
Dues payments to Home Builders Association of Fayetteville are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses, subject to an exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB, NCHBA and Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, 8% of the total dues for Builder & Associate Members is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. For Affiliate Members, 1.8% of the total dues is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. Membership Dues are non-refundable.
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