Build Your Own Code
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 ...
California's energy standards for new buildings, known as Title 24, are being revised to make building energy savings more reliable. [continue reading]
Ventless gas heaters have seen sales take off over the past few years, buoyed by their low cost, attractive design, and high efficiency. [continue reading]
Since the mid-1970s, building code officials and energy professionals have developed and promoted energy codes throughout the United States. Some states have developed their own codes, while others have incorporated the national Model Energy Code, or MEC, into local building codes. [continue reading]
When the Iron Curtain opened in 1989, Westerners were shocked by the poor building performance in formerly Communist countries. [continue reading]
Last winter, in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a family was spending their first season in a new custom colonial-style house. [continue reading]
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