Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC
Adopting better state energy codes is a significant achievement, but enforcing these codes at the local level will be the hard part.
There was a time when it seemed unlikely that Wisconsin housing could be too tight, but times have changed. [continue reading]
Tired of telling your kids to turn off the lights? Now you may no longer have to—if you live in California. With the introduction of California’... [continue reading]
The International Codes Council (ICC) recently approved sweeping changes to the residential chapters of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the national model code that is the basis for ... [continue reading]
Major problems exist with the way some attic insulations are manufactured, labeled, and installed. An experienced insulation contractor, diagnostic technician, and building science educator sizes up the ongoing problem of cheating and offers specific recommendations to prevent it. [continue reading]
Last November, the California Energy Commission approved the 1998 version of the Alternative Calculation Methods (ACM) section of Title 24, which regulates the energy efficiency performance of new residential construction. [continue reading]
The International Code Council released its 1998 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) last spring (see "Energy Code Goes International," Sept/Oct '98, p. 7), but don't expect to see these codes affecting construction in your state soon. [continue reading]
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...
Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...