What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers

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What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers

The latest International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) sets a high bar for residential energy efficiency, and slowly but surely states are moving toward more energy-efficient homes. Along with stricter energy goals, the 2015 IECC introduced standard ...

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Guide to Regional Energy Efficiency Standards

Author: Harvey Sachs
May 03, 2010

Enlarge Image> On October 13, 2009, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) signed an agreement with environmental advocates and other groups, notably the California Energy Commission and leading utilities. This agreement on regional standards for ... [continue reading]


The International Energy Conservation Code 2009

Author: David Weitz
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March 01, 2010

Three groundbreaking changes to the residential requirements of the 2009 IECC include introducing specific performance criteria for envelope leakage, duct leakage, and lighting requirements into the residential code. [continue reading]


Sustainable Sites Intitiative

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July 01, 2008

The Sustainable Sites Initiative takes green building standards outside. [continue reading]


California Tackles Climate Change

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January 01, 2008

Climate change is the most important environmental and economic concern of this century. Period. And reducing greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), is the only way to slow this change. It is the only ... [continue reading]


Training Hard Saves Energy

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July 01, 2007

Need to learn about building energy codes?  DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) offers a wealth of free training in a variety of formats that speak to a wide range of experience ... [continue reading]


Energy Conservation Code Decoded

Author: Pam Cole and Todd Taylor
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September 11, 2006

        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]

Forty Years of WAP—A Family Celebration

Jim Gunshinan

Forty Years of WAP—A Family Celebration

Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was ...

Going Green and Building Strong: Affordable Homes that are Sustainable and Durable

Julie Rochman

Going Green and Building Strong: Affordable Homes that are Sustainable and Durable

Communities that prepare for disasters are more resilient; their businesses reopen faster, houses suffer less damage so homeowners return to ...

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