Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
The International Code Council’s 2021 building codes cycle was moving along as expected, but a last-minute wave of newly-registered voters appears to have derailed the online vote in what appears to be a concerted effort to impact the code development process.
Late last year, local and state officials voted in droves to boost building efficiency in the 2021 update to America’s Model Energy Code – the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – by 12-17%.
Brief summaries of legislative actions being taken that could impact building codes in Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Washington.
Canada's building codes are revised every five years by the National Research Council, and the next update will be released in 2020.
Insulating layers keep the rain out without compromising air circulation. Below is a new product on the market for residential construction.
The energy savings from net zero passive houses can reduce heating costs by 75% to 90%, and these new dwellings have a much longer life span, writes Passive Design Solutions’ Natalie Leonard.
Barcelona’s Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has undertaken a project examining the benefits of hydroceramic façades as a means of cooling down buildings in hot countries.