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ASHRAE Code Interaction Subcommittee

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What is CIS?

The ASHRAE Code Interaction Subcommittee (CIS) provides a means for ASHRAE to represent the interests of ASHRAE members and to promote uniform adoption of ASHRAE Standards Committee Documents by U.S. Model Building Codes and other codes. CIS focuses on national model codes and parts of codes that affect ASHRAE member interests, including, but not limited to the Mechanical Code, Building and Fire Code provisions related to fire and smoke control and Building Code provisions related to HVAC and Energy issues. All ASHRAE Code Interaction shall be processed by and through the CIS.

CIS Roster

Dennis Stanke - Chair


Allan B. Fraser, NVM – NFPA liaison

Hugo Aguilar


Gregg Gress, NVM – ICC liaison, SSPC 62.1 liaison

Julie Ferguson


Larry Schoen, NVM – SSPC 55 liaison

Walter Grondzik


Donald Stevens, NVM – SSPC 62.2 liaison

Cyrus Nasseri


Debra Kennoy, NVM – SSPC 34 liaison

Steve Brown, NVM – SSPC 154 liaison


Martha VanGeem, SSPC 90.1 – liaison

Jim Caylor, NVM – SSPC 15 Liaison


Steve Ferguson, ASHRAE Staff

Useful Documents

CIS Procedures

pdf_icon.png Section 12 of the Standards Committee MOP Reference Manual for CIS Procedures (April-29-2015) (PDF)

Info slides provided to Chapter Regional Conferences (CRC)

ppt.png Code Interaction for CRCs (.pptx)

Info slides provided to Technical Committees (TCs)

ppt.png Code Interaction for TCs (.pptx)

Useful links

Current ICC Code Change Cycle information >>

pdf_icon.png Current IAPMO Code Change Cycle information

NFPA Standards information >>

Sign up for the Codes List Server

RealRead versions of ASHRAE Standards referenced in legislation >>

Mandatory/Code language Training Material >>

CIS agendas

pdf_icon.png Interim Conference Call Agenda (January 15, 2015) (PDF)

pdf_icon.png Interim Conference Call Agenda (April 21, 2015) (PDF)

pdf_icon.png Interim Conference Call Agenda (February 9, 2016) (PDF)

pdf_icon.png Interim Conference Call Agenda (February 16, 2016) (PDF)

CIS Minutes

pdf_icon.png Interim Conference Call Minutes (April 21, 2015) (PDF)

pdf_icon.png Interim Conference Call Minutes (January 15, 2015) (PDF)

pdf_icon.png Interim Conference Call Minutes (May 30, 2014) (PDF)

pdf_icon.png New York Conference Minutes (January 19, 2014) (PDF)

Please contact Connor Barbaree at to obtain copies of older minutes