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 ...
Last winter, in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a family was spending their first season in a new custom colonial-style house. [continue reading]
Will a banker or home builder gladly pay for a homeowner's next residential energy code compliance certificate? In some states where home energy ratings are popular, the answer may be yes. [continue reading]
Within the past 18 months, several states and local jurisdictions have adopted the Council of American Building Officials' (CABO) Model Energy Code (MEC) as their building code for energy-related requirements. [continue reading]
Only 52% of new homes complied with California's Title-24 energy code requirements in a field audit of 96 houses built in 1993. [continue reading]
With some 8,000 homes built to Canada's R-2000 standards since 1982, one measure of the R-2000 program's success is how it's been copied by other home-building entities. [continue reading]
At least half of all states have out-of-date residential building codes that force residents to waste millions of dollars a year on high energy bills, the Alliance to Save Energy found in a recent national survey. [continue reading]
There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...
There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...