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  • U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America℠ Program is taking aim at barriers to innovations from codes and standards. Building America will release Code Compliance Briefs to facilitate the conversation between builders, installers, and code officials when an innovative product or technique is used in the field.  The new content will reside under the Compliance Tab in the Building America Solution Center labeled “Code Compliance Brief.”
    posted by Seul Rhee | July 25, 2014
  • The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory analyzed the relationship between the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index and the traditional simulation-based Performance Path used in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The analysis evaluates, for a single-family residence with various characteristics, the ranges of...
    posted by Seul Rhee | July 25, 2014
  • The International Code Council (ICC) had a problem: Its I-Code Development Hearings were growing longer at the same time that building department budgets and staffs were growing smaller. In 2011, ICC’s Board of Directors took action, forming a Steering Committee and charging them with the daunting mission of bring the complicated code development process into the electronic age to boost the participation of Governmental Members and other stakeholders.
    posted by Seul Rhee | July 25, 2014
  • By Garrett Herndon, National Policy Research Assistant at ACEEE
    On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made history with the release of the agency’s Clean Power Plan. For the first time, the United States has...
    posted by Seul Rhee | July 16, 2014
  • The South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) provided thirteen building code professionals advanced training to become certified Energy Code Ambassadors in the state of Texas. These experienced code enforcement professionals have stepped forward to offer their expertise and assistance to other building departments and the construction industry, to assure that construction of buildings and...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 23, 2014
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