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Nobody likes energy codes. This unfortunate fact maintains my popularity ratings, as a writer and enforcer of energy codes, down in the low single digits. Energy codes fall into the same category as speed limits ...

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Update on Building Codes

November 01, 2011

Early next year the International Code Council will roll out the first fully vetted version of the International Green Construction Code. [continue reading]

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Insulated Siding Provides Continuous Insulation

Author: Matt Dobson
May 01, 2011

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is already the top-selling exterior cladding in the United States. The vinyl siding industry, however, would like more people to think of it as a cladding ... [continue reading]

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CalGreen: California's Building Code

Author: Steve Mann
May 01, 2011

At the Passive House conference held in Portland, Oregon, last fall, one European Passive House expert stated that the best way globally to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint worldwide is to legislate stricter building ... [continue reading]

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Raising the Bar for Home Performance

Author: John Tooley
March 06, 2011

New standardized work specifications aim to eliminate work defects and transform the retrofit industry. [continue reading]

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Germany's Energy Certificate

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

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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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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