Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
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
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
New standards for the WaterSense label, released last week by the EPA, now allow individual apartments and condominiums to qualify for the designation.
Yudelson: Most green buildings deliver predicted energy savings (or better)
Most green buildings do deliver predicted energy savings (or better), says sustainability guru Jerry Yudelson.
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
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
Advanced framing can save materials and time while boosting your homes’ efficiencies. Here are five techniques that can be adopted independently.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal court ruling in favor of Washington’s State Building Codes Council over standards for increasing the energy efficiency of homes that it adopted in 2009.
More than 5,200 U.S. homes have been LEED-certified this year, and a total of 21,380 since the residential program was introduced in 2008.
A developer is offering homes in two California active adult communities advertised as having no energy bills.