Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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September 01, 2013

Adopting better state energy codes is a significant achievement, but enforcing these codes at the local level will be the hard part. [continue reading]

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Update on Building Codes

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November 01, 2011

Early next year the International Code Council will roll out the first fully vetted version of the International Green Construction Code. [continue reading]

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Insulated Siding Provides Continuous Insulation

Author: Matt Dobson
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May 01, 2011

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is already the top-selling exterior cladding in the United States. The vinyl siding industry, however, would like more people to think of it as a cladding ... [continue reading]

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CalGreen: California's Building Code

Author: Steve Mann
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May 01, 2011

At the Passive House conference held in Portland, Oregon, last fall, one European Passive House expert stated that the best way globally to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint worldwide is to legislate stricter building ... [continue reading]

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Raising the Bar for Home Performance

Author: John Tooley
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March 06, 2011

New standardized work specifications aim to eliminate work defects and transform the retrofit industry. [continue reading]

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Germany's Energy Certificate

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March 04, 2011

As energy prices rise, energy-efficient buildings are becoming ever more attractive. And Germany, spurred by a European Union directive, has taken a major step toward ensuring that its citizens know what they are getting, energy-wise, ... [continue reading]

How your refrigerator has kept its cool over 40 years of efficiency improvements

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How your refrigerator has kept its cool over 40 years of efficiency improvements

One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

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Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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