What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers

Spotlight Article:

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 ...

Keep Reading

FILTER ARTICLES
stuff

Putting Pressure on Building Codes

Author: David Brook
archive CONTENT
September 01, 1996

Last winter, in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a family was spending their first season in a new custom colonial-style house. [continue reading]

stuff

When Codes Meet Ratings

archive CONTENT
March 01, 1996

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]

stuff

Making Sense of the Model Energy Code

archive CONTENT
March 01, 1996

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]

stuff

Code Compliance at 52 Percent in California

Author: Ted Rieger
archive CONTENT
July 01, 1995

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]

stuff

Canada's R-2000 Standards Get Tougher, Others Copy Older Program Measures

Author: Ted Rieger
archive CONTENT
May 01, 1995

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]

stuff

Alliance Says State Building Codes Don't Make the Grade

Author: Cyril Penn
archive CONTENT
May 01, 1995

At least half of all states have out-of-date residential building codes that force residents to waste millions of dollars a year on high energy bills, the Alliance to Save Energy found in a recent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

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

Earn BPI CEU credits
HEP
Home Performance with EnergyStar
SPONSORED CONTENT Insulated, Air-Sealed Drapes Learn more! Watch Video
Email Newsletter

Home Energy E-Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly
E-Newsletter!

How can Home Energy serve you better?


Let us know how by taking our short reader survey.

Take the survey