ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has issued the first Storm Shelter Listing Report to the ICC 500 Standard. The ICC 500-2020 ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters provides minimum design and construction requirements for storm shelters, containing basic occupant life safety and health requirements for these shelters including means of egress, lighting, sanitation, ventilation, fire safety and floor space.

Solatube International, Inc. is the worldwide leader and manufacturer of tubular daylighting devices (TDD). The company’s TDD (model S750DS-O-DPI-FC CCI-EXX E-L2P) has been evaluated in compliance with the impact requirements of ICC 500 for use in horizontal surfaces of tornado or hurricane storm shelters. Solatube is a Safe Room Component manufacturer as well as a member of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA).

ICC-ES, ICC NTA and the NSSA have partnered, allowing active members to receive a discount on Labeling, Listing and Testing services. Benefits also include guidance from ICC-ES/NTA technical staff as well as ensured compliance with ICC 500.

Access the full report for ESL-1303 here. For more information on the ES/NSSA partnership, please click here.

If you have any questions or are interested in obtaining an ICC 500 Storm Shelter Listing, please contact [email protected] or call the ICC-ES office at 800-423-6587.

About ICC-ES

A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings, and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. The ICC-ES Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC family of solutions.