Energy Efficiency

Kite Bricks -- which are patent pending -- are much like Lego in that they come in a variety of forms for different purposes and can easily connect together

Since its beginnings, polyurethane and its applications have evolved to match advances in technology and manufacturing, as well as consumer demands.

Many combustible materials are used today in commercial wall assemblies to improve energy performance, reduce water and air infiltration, and allow for aesthetic design flexibility.

The General Services Administration's Net-Zero Energy Task Group is planning to produce a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy buildings by this September.

Braving a harsh winter with snow-covered solar panels, the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility in Washington DC has come up trumps in a year-long study of its energy harvesting capabilities.

In the opening segment of this 5-part series, veteran JLC Live presenter, Mike Sloggatt, takes a look at the history of moisture and air management in exterior walls.

NAHB believes H.R.5027 would help promote savings in commercial buildings and residential homes through the use of more cost-effective energy codes.

RESNET announced its collaboration with the International Code Council last week in an effort to help home builders transition to the new 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

This week Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act (H.R.5027). 

Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) offered an amendment that would have zeroed all funding for the DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program.