Category Archives: Residential Building

DESIGNING ECO-FRIENDLY GREEN HOMES

Green homes are designed using a process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. All aspects of the house from exterior to interior design is given this eco-friendly touch. Even operation, construction and maintenance are done in a manner that it does … Continue reading

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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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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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THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY

From large, commercial office buildings to your own home, the Internet of Things offers an array of energy efficiency benefits. Let’s take a closer look… IoT for everyone One distinct benefit of the IoT is that it’s generally available to every area … Continue reading

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2019 SMART BUILDING INVESTMENT TRENDS

Nearly 60% of U.S. organizations to make smart building energy investments in 2019 More than 75% of U.S. companies and organizations are paying more attention to investments in energy efficiency and smart building technology with a focus on building controls … Continue reading

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BUILDING ENERGY CODE SERIES – PART 4: BUILDING ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE

After previously discussing what building codes are, how they are developed, and how they are adopted, we now explore the final, and perhaps most important, stage of the building energy code cycle: compliance. Compliance is where “the rubber meets the road” for energy codes. Without … Continue reading

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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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