Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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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.

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HUD Meets the Deadline

Author: Cyril Penn
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January 01, 1994

Faced with an ultimatum from Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) issued stricter thermal performance standards for new mobile homes, beating Congress' end-of-October deadline with only one day to spare. [continue reading]

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Rethinking Radon Standards

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November 01, 1993

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a model radon control standard for residential construction, with adoption of the standard expected sometime this winter. [continue reading]

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Checking Out HUD's Proposed Mobile Home Performance Standards

Author: Ron Judkoff
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November 01, 1993

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed new standards aimed at reducing heat loss in new manufactured homes and was expected to issue a final set of standards in late October. [continue reading]

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LOOKING AHEAD Raising Standards and Savings New Group Hunts Bad Ducts

Author: Jim Obst
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September 01, 1993

Does 40 billion kWh sound like a lot of energy? How about 4 billion therms? Researchers believe that's how much electrical and gas energy this country could save by fixing inefficient ducts using current techniques. [continue reading]

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One Size Fits All: A Thermal Distribution Efficiency Standard

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September 01, 1993

When it comes to residential duct systems, even the experts can't agree on the proper definition for energy efficiency. For example, how could one possibly compare an hydronic system with an air system? [continue reading]

Converging Trends

Rick Barnett

Converging Trends

Environmental Leader recently described legal challenges faced by a business coalitionsupporting the “Clean Power Plan.” Aside from ...

11 Flavors of Sustainable Housing

Shawna Henderson

11 Flavors of Sustainable Housing

Keeping track of what's going on in the world of low-impact, sustainable housing is, and was, a challenge.

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