Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

- Energy Efficiency News

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%.

- Energy Efficiency News

Registration is now open for the 2020 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference.

- Energy Efficiency News

Brief summaries of legislative actions being taken that could impact building codes in Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Washington.

- Energy Efficiency News

Canada's building codes are revised every five years by the National Research Council, and the next update will be released in 2020.

- Energy Efficiency News

Insulating layers keep the rain out without compromising air circulation. Below is a new product on the market for residential construction.

- Energy Efficiency News

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.

- Energy Efficiency News

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.

- Energy Efficiency News

Building products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods achieved a negotiated settlement with RoyOMartin and Corrigan OSB in its patent infringement lawsuit against the companies.

- Energy Efficiency News

Over the past two years, the International Code Council’s (ICC) family of I-Codes have been undergoing development for the 2021 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), among others. 

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