Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
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Continuous insulation—typically provided by rigid foam board applied to the exterior—increases the thermal performance of a framed wall in two ways.
A remodeler asks: Is there some way to re-use the original cellulose, or would that be more trouble than it’s worth?
JLC’s man-in-the-trenches, Tim Healey, uncovers an interesting new siding product, ClipStone. Finally, an attractive faux stone siding that incorporates drainage into a simple installation process.
In this segment, Michael Anschel and Carl Seville look at Green Wizard, a website that pulls together information from manufacturers and certification programs to give construction pros access to it all in one place.
As much of the Northern Hemisphere enters its cold season, here is a primer on how windows went from energy sink to energy efficient.
Of all the recent congressional activity to promote more energy-efficient structures across America, these two developments stand out as perhaps having the biggest potential to impact the green-buildings community.
An increasing number of homeowners are remodeling for energy efficiency, according to the 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS), released by the Census in October.
Due to policy changes, overall claims for federal residential energy tax credits have declined in recent years, although some credits have grown in use.
The top five major adjustments in the 2015 IECC that will affect new home construction are detailed in this article.
Here's what the steel industry thinks will impact the CFS industry in the coming years with regard to building codes.
The U.S. House and Senate are in the midst of passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, which includes a reference to reference to ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, as well as LEED, and Green Globes.
You thought the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency legislation was dead after it failed a procedural vote in May? You were wrong.
Seventy-one percent of potential new home buyers said they were likely to very likely to pay more for a high-performance home that had lower energy costs.