Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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- Energy Efficiency News

Proposals have been turned in for the first round of changes to the 2018 International Residential Code, including 11 submitted by NAHB.

- Energy Efficiency News

Lauren Hunter, Chief Products Editor for Hanley Wood and Matt Risinger, Principal of Risinger Homes, get their hands on Dupont’s Tyvek Thermawrap R5.0, which introduced the insulated housewrap category to the building products industry.

- Energy Efficiency News

In addition to carbon emission reduction, clean transportation, and a clean fuel standard, the package requests $60 million for the Clean Energy Fund to help research institutions, utilities and businesses develop, demonstrate and deploy new renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.

- Energy Efficiency News

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) seeks to develop common definitions for Zero Energy Buildings (ZEBs). Written comments and information are requested on or before February 20, 2015.

- Energy Efficiency News

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in green construction have continued growing and the organization highlights the importance of marketable skills for those in the building industry.

- Energy Efficiency News

Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)  is among top four legislative priorities for senator James Inhofe (Republican-Oklahoma), the newly elected chairman of the Senate Committee which deals with the issue.

- Energy Efficiency News

BASF, Dow Chemical and General Electric are among the 57 companies participating in the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a new public-private partnership.

- Energy Efficiency News

If newly elected city councilman Joe Marino III has his way, the small city of Gretna, Louisiana, will ban vinyl siding on new construction and remodeling projects in the city's two historic districts. 

- Energy Efficiency News

If you need to make a custom Window or Door Sill Pan, or flash a Pipe, Wire, or Deck Ledger there is not a better product than Elastoform. 

- Energy Efficiency News

Atlas Roofing Corp., announced Steve Heaton will oversee product sales and marketing for the polyiso division including Atlas Roof Insulation and the Wall CI Board.

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

Reliable, safe building performance is predicated upon accurate design properties, engineering precision, an understanding of the raw material engineering considerations needed for successful application or installation, and a skilled labor force.

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

On Jan. 7, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) released a report outlining three key priorities for the building industry: the next generation of the labor force, resilient design, and code enforcement.

- Energy Efficiency News

In Norway, ZEB, the Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings, is focused on eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.

- Energy Efficiency News

Passive House may not yet be a household name in the U.S., but the European-born, ultra–energy-efficient approach to building is making inroads here, and some of the credit must go to Adam Cohen.

- Energy Efficiency News

Last month, Vermont adopted a new energy code based on the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for both residential and commercial buildings.