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AIR LEAKAGE & BLOWER DOOR TESTING

Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. You may already know where some air … Continue reading

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TEN BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Sustainable construction is attracting more attention lately, but many don’t understand its full potential. Sustainable construction isn’t just about the creation of a building that has a low environmental impact; it is a new approach in the building sector that … Continue reading

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BEYOND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: BIM IN SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

What is sustainable construction? An article published by the LaFarge Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction defined their key mission this way: “Sustainable construction aims to meet present-day needs for housing, working environments, and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to … Continue reading

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CONSTRUCTION TREND: BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

The construction industry is under a paradigm shift, and companies must adapt in order to keep up with the growing competition . Let’s take a look at one of the construction trends for 2019. Building Information Modeling Building Information Modeling (BIM), … Continue reading

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THE 2018 IECC & STATE ADOPTION

Within the home performance community, 2018 marks the exciting introduction of the newest residential energy code – the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Like a celebrity, the 2018 IECC is something to admire but may seem out of reach … Continue reading

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MARYLAND ENERGY ADMINISTRATION’S LOW-TO-MODERATE INCOME PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Newport Partners LLC would like to congratulate the Maryland Energy Administration for being recognized as a national leader as a recipient of ACEEE’s Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs for their Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Grant Program! The program was one of 53 recognized in ACEEE’s 4th … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2018 IECC?

The 2018 International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC®) is code establishing a baseline for energy efficiency by setting performance standards for the building envelope (defined as the boundary that separates heated/cooled air from unconditioned, outside air), mechanical systems, lighting systems, and … Continue reading

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