Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part 1
This is part 1 of a two-part series on Tiny Houses. For those who are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint by living in a super energy-efficient house, the choices have been limited to a small ...
You won’t need your supersecret decoder ring for the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), published in January. The new international code is easier to use and easier ... [continue reading]
If you haven’t already heard of the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), we are a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the adoption and implementation ... [continue reading]
There was a time when it seemed unlikely that Wisconsin housing could be too tight, but times have changed. [continue reading]
Tired of telling your kids to turn off the lights? Now you may no longer have to—if you live in California. With the introduction of California’... [continue reading]
The International Codes Council (ICC) recently approved sweeping changes to the residential chapters of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the national model code that is the basis for ... [continue reading]
Major problems exist with the way some attic insulations are manufactured, labeled, and installed. An experienced insulation contractor, diagnostic technician, and building science educator sizes up the ongoing problem of cheating and offers specific recommendations to prevent it. [continue reading]
The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) undertakes policy research and policy advocacy to advance whole-house energy efficiency retrofits. This work is ...
That was our pledge in the military and in my time as a police officer. When you retire or move ...