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  • 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
  • The Southeast Energy Codes Coalition (SECC) is comprised of stakeholders who share a belief in the value of energy codes driven by sound building science and cost effective energy efficiency. The Coalition members share information, coordinate with peers and collaboratively address challenges in order to ensure the Southeast reaps the economic and health...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 17, 2014
  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability and comfort for nearly 20 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. homebuilders) to bring cutting-edge...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 17, 2014
  • COMcheck determines compliance for additions in the same manner as new construction. When entering an addition, only the new portions of the building need to be shown in the software. COMcheck performs trade-offs between envelope assemblies when determining compliance. For example, if it is difficult to insulate the walls to a level adequate for meeting the wall component U-Factor requirement, then the insulation level in a roof or floor could...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 16, 2014
  • Energy Code Ambassadors are experienced building code officials who have been specially trained and certified on the energy code, and volunteer to offer their expertise and assistance to other code professionals in their state. They provide customized assistance to other code professionals or the construction and design industry. For example, in working with neighboring building departments, they provide an overview of the state energy code, assist with a plan review or site inspection,...
    posted by Seul Rhee | April 16, 2014
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