Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
The No. 1 unmet housing concern, defined as the “satisfaction gap” between what respondents actually have and what they said was important, was energy efficiency.
Proposals have been turned in for the first round of changes to the 2018 International Residential Code, including 11 submitted by NAHB.
Lauren Hunter, Chief Products Editor for Hanley Wood and Matt Risinger, Principal of Risinger Homes, get their hands on Dupont’s Tyvek Thermawrap R5.0, which introduced the insulated housewrap category to the building products industry.
In addition to carbon emission reduction, clean transportation, and a clean fuel standard, the package requests $60 million for the Clean Energy Fund to help research institutions, utilities and businesses develop, demonstrate and deploy new renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) seeks to develop common definitions for Zero Energy Buildings (ZEBs). Written comments and information are requested on or before February 20, 2015.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in green construction have continued growing and the organization highlights the importance of marketable skills for those in the building industry.
Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is among top four legislative priorities for senator James Inhofe (Republican-Oklahoma), the newly elected chairman of the Senate Committee which deals with the issue.