Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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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.

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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.

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As much of the Northern Hemisphere enters its cold season, here is a primer on how windows went from energy sink to energy efficient.

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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. 

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An increasing number of homeowners are remodeling for energy efficiency, according to the 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS), released by the Census in October.

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Due to policy changes, overall claims for federal residential energy tax credits have declined in recent years, although some credits have grown in use.

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The top five major adjustments in the 2015 IECC that will affect new home construction are detailed in this article.

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Here's what the steel industry thinks will impact the CFS industry in the coming years with regard to building codes.

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This new home has a murky boundary between inside and outside.

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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.

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You thought the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency legislation was dead after it failed a procedural vote in May? You were wrong.

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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.

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Rolf Jacobson of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the University of Minnesota, outlines his research examining the performance of eight different Passive House Walls systems.

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Why would a company support regulation that would ban its own products? To be sure, ethics and responsibility played a role, but so did a desire to influence the regulatory process. 

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Because of spray polyurethane foam’s unique attributes, the material is widely recognized as an optimal solution for unvented attics, as well as for roofing, walls and ceilings.