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 ...
As energy prices rise, energy-efficient buildings are becoming ever more attractive. And Germany, spurred by a European Union directive, has taken a major step toward ensuring that its citizens know what they are getting, energy-wise, ... [continue reading]
Learn how to weatherize homes with lead paint present while obeying the law, and keeping workers and home occupants safe from lead poisoning. [continue reading]
Despite the best efforts of governments, builders and developers are often left in the dark about changes to local building codes and initiatives. There are ways to turn the light on. [continue reading]
Instead of offering merely supplies to the people of postearthquake Haiti, what if we could offer our ingenuity? [continue reading]
California is slowly moving toward net zero energy construction, defined as building structures that produce as much energy on-site as they consume. The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan of the California Public Utilities Commission (... [continue reading]
What makes solar power contagious, and can home energy upgrades spread the same way? Solar is spreading like a reinvented ...
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate ...