Category Archives: Residential Building

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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RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA

In many parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, fuel poverty is at epidemic proportions. Residential energy is eating up more than 30 percent of the total energy usage, leaving people with low incomes and those in the poorest communities … Continue reading

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SAVING ENERGY & MONEY WITH LEDs

A major factor in the rapid advancements in lighting in recent years has been the development of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) technology. LEDs are quickly replacing incandescent bulbs and are great for saving energy as they are much more efficient and … Continue reading

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