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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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Sustainable Sites Intitiative

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July 01, 2008

The Sustainable Sites Initiative takes green building standards outside. [continue reading]

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California Tackles Climate Change

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January 01, 2008

Climate change is the most important environmental and economic concern of this century. Period. And reducing greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), is the only way to slow this change. It is the only ... [continue reading]

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Training Hard Saves Energy

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July 01, 2007

Need to learn about building energy codes?  DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) offers a wealth of free training in a variety of formats that speak to a wide range of experience ... [continue reading]

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Energy Conservation Code Decoded

Author: Pam Cole and Todd Taylor
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September 11, 2006

        You won’t need your supersecret decoder ring for the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), published in January. The new international code is easier to use and easier ... [continue reading]

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Energy Codes Shaping Insurance Rates

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May 01, 2006

        If you haven’t already heard of the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), we are a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the adoption and implementation ... [continue reading]

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Ventilation Standards at Work

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November 01, 2005

There was a time when it seemed unlikely that Wisconsin housing could be too tight, but times have changed. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Jim Gunshinan

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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