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Posted on August 6, 2012 in Building Codes, Engineering & Testing, Green Building, Housing & Construction and Legislative.
A bill would make national model building codes more energy efficient with the goal of reaching net-zero-energy building for new homes and commercial sites by 2030.
Posted on July 30, 2012 in Green Building.
By placing a disproportionate focus on preserving the environment and maintaining the status quo, a "green" standard would stifle economic innovation and discourage civilization-altering discoveries.
Posted on July 2, 2012 in Building Codes, Green Building and Housing & Construction.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently published a study that presents a comprehensive comparison of the 2006, 2009, and 2012 editions of the IECC.
Posted on June 11, 2012 in Building Codes, Engineering & Testing, Green Building and Housing & Construction.
Raised-heel trusses provide a simple, cost-effective way to meet stricter energy-efficiency codes.
Posted on May 13, 2012 in Building Codes, Green Building and Housing & Construction.
Concerning what the requirement for adopting a code to comply with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding stipulations, DOE confirmed that it is the 2009 IECC or an equivalent code that must be adopted -- not the 2012 edition.
Posted on May 7, 2012 in Building Codes, Engineering & Testing, Green Building and Housing & Construction.
Little used until just recently, the HERS rating system is gaining traction as the building industry’s equivalent of mpg.
Posted on April 30, 2012 in Green Building and Housing & Construction.
Toll Brothers is building environmentally friendly, energy-efficient homes in four Southwest Florida communities, offering features especially appealing to buyers concerned about the environment.
Posted on April 30, 2012 in Building Codes, Green Building, Housing & Construction and Industry Announcements.
Compliance with various energy code provisions may become more difficult in the short-term due to an unexpected expandable polystyrene (EPS) supply squeeze on the horizon.
Posted on April 16, 2012 in Building Codes, Green Building and Housing & Construction.
The Virginia building code mandates improved energy efficiency in residential construction, here's the reaction and response among VA builders.
Posted on April 2, 2012 in Building Codes, Green Building and Housing & Construction.
Metsä Wood’s (formerly Finnforest) Finnframe flooring system now boasts a number of new developments that further improve the acoustic and energy performance of the system.
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