Category Archives: Energy Code

BUILDING ENERGY CODES SERIES – PART 2: HOW ARE BUILDING ENERGY CODES DEVELOPED?

Continuing with our 4 part series on Building Codes, we are now going to take a deeper dive into the three main steps in the codes process: how they are developed, adopted, and complied with. This post focuses on the … Continue reading

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BUILDING ENERGY CODES SERIES – PART 1: WHAT ARE THEY?

While the people who participate in the development process know energy codes inside and out, I know they are not as clear to the broader public. So let’s take a step back. Here’s a primer on what energy codes are, … Continue reading

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ENERGY RETROFIT OF ORTLIEB’S BOTTLING HOUSE

 The Henry F. Ortlieb Bottling House built in 1948, was once part of the Ortlieb’s Brewing Company complex, a dense residential and commercial district north of Center City Philadelphia. © MICHAEL MORAN/OTTO When architecture and research firm KieranTimberlake began the search … Continue reading

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NEWPORT IN ACTION

Newport Ventures hosted a Plan Review for Residential Buildings and a Plan Review for Commercial Buildings in Syracuse, NY on March 14th, 2018. Matt Evans and David Brignati were the trainers for these sessions. The Residential and Commercial Plan Review … Continue reading

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ENERGY CODES ARE LIFE SAFETY CODES

Energy codes do much more than just help builders construct tighter houses Building codes ensure and protect the safety of the houses and buildings where we live and work. The International Energy Conservation Code, or IECC, is one of a … Continue reading

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BLOWER DOOR TESTING AND WHY YOU NEED ONE?

Many people look forward to selecting paint colors, countertops and appliances when designing their new homes. One other item that they may want to add to the list is how tightly the home is built. AIR LEAKAGE AND CODE A … Continue reading

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Air Sealing Best Practices and Code Compliance for Multi-Family Area Separation Walls

Air sealing in buildings reduces energy consumption and in multifamily settings it can also reduce the migration of noise and odors.  But these same separation walls in multifamily buildings are also important fire rated assemblies which separate the units.  In … Continue reading

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