Industry News

In the video below, DOE Secretary Rick Perry appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies to discuss the 66 percent reduction in comparison to the 2017 budget for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report of accomplishments spearheaded by Administrator Scott Pruitt during his first year in office. 

Below are updates provided by the American Chemistry Council and ASHRAE on recent state legislative action affecting energy efficiency and/or the building code.

California Public Utilities Commission has recently outlined requirements for Zero Net Energy Homes. As spelled out in the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the state has ambitious goals for the development of zero net energy buildings.

Homeowners still have time to take advantage of energy efficiency savings on their taxes: Tax credits available for installing metal “cool roofs” that were set to expire in 2016 have been renewed and are now available retroactively for qualified residential improvements made through Dec. 31, 2017.

Q: I have a client with an older home on a slab with an uninsulated foundation. In our northern climate, the perimeter of the floor gets very cold in winter. Would insulating the foundation from the outside make a significant difference in how cold the slab gets?

Andrew Liveris will step down as executive chairman of DowDuPont in April, less than a year after completing a merger that created what is now one of the world’s largest chemicals companies, DowDuPont said on Monday.

Window City is gearing up to begin their first Passive Building project in Hoboken, NJ in spring of 2018. This will be the first completed Passive Building project developed in the United States.

Norbord Inc. says it is going to temporarily suspend production at its oriented strand board mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., due to a shortage of wood.