What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers
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A version of this article appears in the Fall 2016
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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 options for airtightness tests, as well as an Energy Rating Index to simplify a home’s energy efficiency for the average home buyer.
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