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  • 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
  • Latest Software Updates to BECP’s COMcheck
    COMcheck includes a new interface for fenestration details. In collaboration with the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) NFRC certified products are now linked from a Component Modeling Approach (CMA) database. This new feature allows users to provide valid and certified fenestration thermal properties in order to improve compliance. Read below to learn about how to verify energy code compliance...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 16, 2014
  • Looking back at this year's green projects, it seems architects should have placed greater concern on energy code compliance.

    By Dennis Hidalgo

    Building energy codes mandate design and construction practices, materials, equipment, and systems that are intended to achieve minimum efficiency targets when buildings are initially constructed as well as when renovated. However, the process by which these codes are implemented and enforced makes it difficult to ensure that the...

    posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014
  • 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
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