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.
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At least half of all states have out-of-date residential building codes that force residents to waste millions of dollars a year on high energy bills, the Alliance to Save Energy found in a recent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]
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 ...