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New National ICC Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector and Alarm Requirements

ICC has issued codes in May 2010 for new CO detection requirements. In addition several other model building codes changed to the CO new installation standard.

The new International Fire Code (IFC), International Building Code (IBC) are the result of the International Code Council (ICC) membership approving the new CO requirements at the May 2010 Final Action Hearing. The new CO detector requirements is for new and existing Group-R and Group-I occupancies, such as hotels, dormitories, apartment buildings, hospitals and nursing homes. These requirements will create an enormous system market for CO alarm and CO/smoke, and CO/smoke/heat.