Masonry Requirements of Northwest Energy Codes

If you are designing a gymnasium, big-box retail, or one of several other building types, you can still utilize integral-insulated exposed single-wythe concrete masonry (CMU) walls for code compliance. This cost-effective wall system remains a prescriptive path design option in the latest Washington and Oregon energy codes.

The links below give more information about these energy codes.

NWCMA Tek Note

Masonry Requirements of Northwest Energy Codes – July 2016 (opens as PDF)

Article by Tom Young

Beneficial Mass Wall Provisions Will Remain in Northwest Energy Codes (opens as PDF).