Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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Ventilation Standards at Work

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November 01, 2005

There was a time when it seemed unlikely that Wisconsin housing could be too tight, but times have changed. [continue reading]

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Code Changes Encourage Innovative Products

Author: Elka Karl
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March 01, 2005

        Tired of telling your kids to turn off the lights? Now you may no longer have to—if you live in California. With the introduction of California’... [continue reading]

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IECC: Easier to Use and Enforce

Author: Susan Vogt
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November 01, 2004

        The International Codes Council (ICC) recently approved sweeping changes to the residential chapters of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the national model code that is the basis for ... [continue reading]

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Cheating - The Insulation Industry's Dirty Secret

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November 01, 2000

Major problems exist with the way some attic insulations are manufactured, labeled, and installed. An experienced insulation contractor, diagnostic technician, and building science educator sizes up the ongoing problem of cheating and offers specific recommendations to prevent it. [continue reading]

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California Building Codes Change

Author: Mary James
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May 01, 1999

Last November, the California Energy Commission approved the 1998 version of the Alternative Calculation Methods (ACM) section of Title 24, which regulates the energy efficiency performance of new residential construction. [continue reading]

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States Ignore Building Codes

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 1999

The International Code Council released its 1998 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) last spring (see "Energy Code Goes International," Sept/Oct '98, p. 7), but don't expect to see these codes affecting construction in your state soon. [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

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Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

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The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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