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Nobody likes energy codes. This unfortunate fact maintains my popularity ratings, as a writer and enforcer of energy codes, down in the low single digits. Energy codes fall into the same category as speed limits ...

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Build Your Own Code

Author: Duane Jonlin
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December 09, 2019

Nobody likes energy codes. This unfortunate fact maintains my popularity ratings, as a writer and enforcer of energy codes, down in the low single digits. Energy codes fall into the same category as speed limits ... [continue reading]

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Athens Passes the First-Ever Carbon Fee

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September 13, 2018

Driving along the rolling township roads of Appalachian Ohio, it’s easy to understand the opposition to community solar being whispered beyond the fence lines. This is proud and powerful coal country, after all, ... [continue reading]

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Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part II

Author: Kevin Beck
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August 30, 2017

This is part 2 of a two-part series on Tiny Houses. Another concern with building and living in a tiny house that could affect the health and safety of the occupants is the potential moisture generation ... [continue reading]

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Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part 1

Author: Kevin Beck
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July 08, 2017

This is part 1 of a two-part series on Tiny Houses. For those who are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint by living in a super energy-efficient house, the choices have been limited to a small ... [continue reading]

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What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers

Author: Kim Tanner
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July 03, 2016

The latest International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) sets a high bar for residential energy efficiency, and slowly but surely states are moving toward more energy-efficient homes. Along with stricter energy goals, the 2015 IECC introduced standard ... [continue reading]

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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]

Erratum

Jim Gunshinan

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Author Cory Chovanec, from Slipstream, Incorporated, pointed this out, regarding the cover photo for the Winter 2019 Home Energy:

HVAC Industry Trends: 7 Things Every Contractor Should Know

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HVAC Industry Trends: 7 Things Every Contractor Should Know

The past year has seen many developments in HVAC technology and the industry as a whole. For contractors, understanding these ...

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