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  • Buried and/or encapsulated ducts (BEDs) have been the subject of building science research for more than a decade, particularly through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America (BA) program. As a result of BA research, BEDs have been incorporated into several energy conservation codes and standards. For example, buried ducts are compliant, when properly installed, with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (CEC 2007, 2008), which governs construction of buildings...
    posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014
  • The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign offers awards, recognition, and support to encourage owners and managers of buildings, parking lots, and parking structures to take advantage of proven high-efficiency lighting technology. The Campaign was launched by BOMA, the Green Parking Council, and the International Facility Management Association, with technical assistance from the U.S....
    posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014
  • While many states have worked hard to adopt the 2009 or 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, implementation and compliance are sometimes overlooked. But that is changing. National, regional, and local focus is shifting to address meeting the 90 percent compliance goal set by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

    Working with numerous state energy offices (...
    posted by Seul Rhee | January 15, 2014
  • In response to some of Ohio legislators’ push to weaken the consumer benefits and value of energy efficiency, MEEA developed case studies to prove the critical importance of energy efficiency standard in Ohio. The case studies highlight three different types of businesses in Ohio that have benefited from customer-funded energy efficiency programs and the considerable savings realized from implementing energy...

    posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014
  • Every housing industry professional would love to know the future for a compelling business advantage. “Well you can predict the future accurately. All you have to do is leave out the parts you could be wrong about.”1  Although this sounds like a joke, it is actually a powerful truth. That’s because there is so much we can be certain about, if we look carefully. In fact, many hard trends define the housing industry’s visible future including:
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    posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014
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