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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Germany's Energy Certificate

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March 04, 2011

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]

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Taking the Lead on Lead

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November 07, 2010

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]

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Policy Collaboratives: Drivers of Green Building and Energy Efficiency in California

Author: Elise Hunter
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September 03, 2010

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]

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Taking the Long View

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September 03, 2010

Instead of offering merely supplies to the people of postearthquake Haiti, what if we could offer our ingenuity? [continue reading]

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California's Advanced Homes Program

Author: Steve Mann
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September 01, 2010

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]

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What We Can Learn from Haiti

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July 01, 2010

The most damaging effect of the earthquake in Haiti was not the ground movement itself, but that buildings collapsed. The rebuilding has lessons for us all. [continue reading]

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

Nicholas Jones and Jennifer Parsons

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more ...

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