Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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

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Taking the Lead on Lead

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November 07, 2010

Learn how to weatherize homes with lead paint present while obeying the law, and keeping workers and home occupants safe from lead poisoning. [continue reading]

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Policy Collaboratives: Drivers of Green Building and Energy Efficiency in California

Author: Elise Hunter
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September 03, 2010

Despite the best efforts of governments, builders and developers are often left in the dark about changes to local building codes and initiatives. There are ways to turn the light on. [continue reading]

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Taking the Long View

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September 03, 2010

Instead of offering merely supplies to the people of postearthquake Haiti, what if we could offer our ingenuity? [continue reading]

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California's Advanced Homes Program

Author: Steve Mann
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September 01, 2010

California is slowly moving toward net zero energy construction, defined as building structures that produce as much energy on-site as they consume. The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan of the California Public Utilities Commission (... [continue reading]

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What We Can Learn from Haiti

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July 01, 2010

The most damaging effect of the earthquake in Haiti was not the ground movement itself, but that buildings collapsed. The rebuilding has lessons for us all. [continue reading]

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Guide to Regional Energy Efficiency Standards

Author: Harvey Sachs
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May 03, 2010

Enlarge Image> On October 13, 2009, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) signed an agreement with environmental advocates and other groups, notably the California Energy Commission and leading utilities. This agreement on regional standards for ... [continue reading]

Unlocking the Power of Grey Water

Rob Nicely

Unlocking the Power of Grey Water

Along with this blog, Carmel Building & Design is introducing the first in a series of videos that ...

Home Energy's Canadian Correspondent

Shawna Henderson

Home Energy's Canadian Correspondent

Shawna Henderson, reporting from way out here on the edge of the world. Well, from Nova Scotia, Canada, just outside ...

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