Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

- Energy Efficiency News

Passive House may not yet be a household name in the U.S., but the European-born, ultra–energy-efficient approach to building is making inroads here, and some of the credit must go to Adam Cohen.

- Energy Efficiency News

Last month, Vermont adopted a new energy code based on the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for both residential and commercial buildings.

- Energy Efficiency News

Early in 2014, Ohio approved a two-year freeze on all energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates, keeping them at 2014-equivalent levels. 

- Energy Efficiency News

Most building codes require that foam plastic insulation — including both rigid and open-cell low-density foam products — be separated from occupied living space (including basements) by an approved 15-minute thermal barrier.

- Energy Efficiency News

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Polystyrene & Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020."

- Energy Efficiency News

Slicker HP Housewrap provides the highest level of moisture protection for an exterior wall, according to its manufacturer.

- Energy Efficiency News

There’s a new green building material on the market that is light, strong, and flexible, and can be made into just about any shape, including complex molded shapes.

- Energy Efficiency News

Maryland has adopted the 2015 IECC for residential and commercial construction, with no significant weakening amendments.

- Energy Efficiency News

A new Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement made by the architectural regulatory authorities of the United States, Canada and Mexico makes it possible for architects to work across North American borders.

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