Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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A federal court cleared the path for ICC Evaluation Services to proceed with its copyright infringement complaint against the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Inc. when the court denied IAPMO’s motion to have the case dismissed.

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Potential productivity benefits for architecture, engineering, and construction may depend on the outcome of copyright litigation by the International Code Council (ICC) against San Francisco-based startup UpCodes. The firm, which aims to reduce perceived bottlenecks in the implementation of the nation’s 93,000 building codes, faces charges that its public posting of codes undermines the public-private partnership that develops them.

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Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway Company, announced a new Climate Pro®blowing wool production line will be built in McPherson, Kan.

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In Puerto Rico, nearly two years after hurricane Maria, the need for safe, affordable housing is still a massive challenge.

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Cameron Ashley Building Products recently announced the opening of two new building products distribution center in North Las Vegas and Houston.

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The saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words.” And the following twelve photos likely speak volumes. These photos were taken at a recent inspection and they tell their own story without captions. Please review this slideshow and give us your feedback and any of your thoughts regarding:

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Following the S701.1 standard update, the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes has recognized the Fifth Edition as the new reference document for EPS and XPS insulation in the interim revision to the 2015 National Building Code of Canada.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott officially signed H.B. 2439 into law which prohibits local governments in Texas from mandating the use of only specific products, and it will allow the use of products and materials permitted in current national building codes.

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Breezy Point was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and now, seven years later, architect Illya Azaroff has designed and built a home there he says can withstand a storm even more powerful than Sandy, "maintaining operation, even if all else fails.’’