Energy Efficiency

Green homes comprised 23% of the overall residential construction market in 2013 and are expected to grow to between 26% and 33% of the market by 2016.

To better understand the integral quality of a home’s structure, inspecting its unseen parts will usually tell the best story.

As nationwide growth accelerates, more and more local economies are expected to grow as well; these are America’s fastest growing economies.

In response to an earlier Energy Efficiency & Building Science News article, Fire Service Takes Issue with Foam Adhesives, the Modular Building Systems Association submitted the following counter-point:

The real reason attic bypasses need to be sealed is that these leaks are carrying away conditioned indoor air by convection.

The Performance Products, division of Huntsman Corporation, will expand its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15%.

Cold snaps and power failures have triggered a moment of truth for advanced energy-efficient homes in the Northeast. JLC talked with some homeowners to find out the facts.

Green building measures are providing substantial benefits in the United Kingdom’s housing sector.

There is a new requirement for all radiant floor slabs in the 2012 IECC. The bottom floor slab must be insulated to an R-3.5 minimum corresponding to Table C403.2.8, Minimum Pipe Insulation.

The President signed a bipartisan omnibus spending bill that provides $1 trillion in discretionary funding for federal programs; here are snapshots of building-construction program funding. 

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