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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IECC: Easier to Use and Enforce

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