City of Knoxville Code Changes and Forum

Erin Gill, Director of Sustainablity for the City of Knoxville, has advised us about the following opportunities to learn about upcoming code adoptions for the City. Her message follows, as we want all of our members to be aware of these changes.

Good Morning (Green) Building Industry Friends,

The City is preparing to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Code Council construction codes. Historically, the adopted codes have been amended to reflect earlier editions to minimize construction process changes. This adoption will be somewhat different in that we intend to adopt the 2018 code editions with minimal amendments.

Plans Review and Inspections Staff have been reviewing the 2018 codes the past six months. Please join our staff next week Monday, July 30, 2018 through Thursday, August 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center on 3131 Morris Avenue to learn more about the changes for each code.

The following schedule has been developed to discuss changes with those interested:

Monday, July 30, 2018

2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Mechanical Code

Thursday, August 2, 2018

2017 National Electric Code

From a green building perspective, we are evaluating an option to lightly increase a few commercial energy efficiency standards above and beyond base code. Your input as we consider this option would be very valuable.

Please feel free to pass this along to others who may be interested.

Erin Gill
Director, Office of Sustainability
City of Knoxville, TN