Energy Efficiency

In analysis news, NAHB economists continued their look at home buyer preferences. The last review found that buyers of all backgrounds possess strong preferences for energy-efficient products.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a preliminary analysis of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 "Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings."

The Senate will take up an $85 billion tax-extenders bill and an energy-efficiency measure after lawmakers return April 28 from a two-week recess, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said Friday.

Owens Corning is using scientific data, video and in-person demos to educate architects, builders and contractors about the proven performance, reliability, and manufacturing characteristics of XPS versus EPS.

An energy-retrofit of 31 single-family homes for low-income families in Baltimore, Md., not only saved energy but also cut down on emergency room visits by 67 percent. 

This edition of Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction has been updated to reflect the residential requirements of the 2010 edition of the NBC, including new energy efficiency requirements in the 2012 Interim Changes.

To help consumers better understand the strategies and product options available to them, HUD has developed the Guide to Energy-Efficient and Healthy Homes.

Veteran Infrastructure Products (VIP), is offering a panelized composite building system that provides an energy-efficient, cost-effective solution for a wide variety of temporary and permanent housing needs.

A New York-based company have set out to create a suite of details for retrofit and new construction that will accomplish the air-sealing and insulation they're aiming to achieve, but without the foam.

If recent testimony in the US House of Representatives is any guide, Congress, industry, environmentalists and unions face a struggle  to find common ground in reforming federal controls for chemicals.