Energy efficiency



PERC, Energy Cost and Carbon Calculator, upgrades, comparisons, pricing

PERC, Energy Cost and Carbon Calculator, upgrades, comparisons, pricing

News
October 26, 2012

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has upgraded its popular Heating Energy Cost and Carbon Calculator, giving the tool more timely applications that give construction professionals and propane marketers a way to quickly conduct pricing comparisons down to the county level.

News
October 26, 2012

The gradual move away from large power plants and transition to many more, smaller power sources such as wind and solar will require buildings to use operating systems as a computer would, speakers at the Net Zero Cities Symposium in Colorado said.

News
October 24, 2012

According to a national survey sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), nearly 70 percent of voters oppose repealing the mortgage interest tax deduction to cut the federal deficit. 

News
October 15, 2012

The Mesquite, Nev., City Council voted against adopting a new energy efficiency code adopted by the state. The ordinance change would have incorporated amendments to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code that went into effect July 1 throughout the state.

Deltec Homes, Appalachiann State University, Solar Homestead, energy efficient

Deltec Homes, Appalachiann State University, Solar Homestead, energy efficient

News
October 09, 2012

The Asheville, N.C.-based home builder has signed an agreement to market and manufacture an energy-efficient home designed by students and professors at Appalachian State University.

EPA, WaterSense, specifications, revisions, apartments, condos, January 1 2013

EPA, WaterSense, specifications, revisions, apartments, condos, January 1 2013

News
September 04, 2012

New standards for the WaterSense label, released last week by the EPA, now allow individual apartments and condominiums to qualify for the designation.

Yudelson, green buildings, energy savings, predicted

Yudelson: Most green buildings deliver predicted energy savings (or better)

Features
August 14, 2012

Most green buildings do deliver predicted energy savings (or better), says sustainability guru Jerry Yudelson.

Features
August 08, 2012

The National Roofing Contractors Association’s update of its Guidelines for Roof Systems With Rooftop Photovoltaic Components is now available.

BPI, Home Energy Auditing Standard, evaluation, Building Performance Institute

BPI, Home Energy Auditing Standard, evaluation, Building Performance Institute

News
August 03, 2012

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announced Monday that BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as a BPI standard.

5 proven ways to optimize framing

5 proven ways to optimize framing

Features
August 17, 2012

Advanced framing can save materials and time while boosting your homes’ efficiencies. Here are five techniques that can be adopted independently.

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