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Passive Houses Finally Get Affordable

New technologies and products make Passive Houses affordable. In has blog, "Passive House Busts High Cost Myth,"  for the Zero Energy ...
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Future-Proof Home Construction

Will there be a tipping point where Passive House or an equivalent will become code? In his more than 30 ...
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CodeWatcher All Electric Buildings 2050

Will Most Buildings Be Completely Electric by 2050?

A new report bolsters the case for widespread electrification of heat and hot water in buildings. A new report by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute finds ...
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Right-Sizing AC in High-Performance Homes

The HVAC has to be perfectly sized for a home to earn the label "high-performance." Some people think that the ...
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ICC Applauds Committee Passage of Disaster Recovery Legislation

The legislation promotes the adoption and implementation of modern building codes as a powerful disaster mitigation strategy Washington, D.C. – ...
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CodeWatcher Tour of Zero

Zero Energy Ready Home Builder Partners Recognized

DOE offers a "Tour of Zero," which are the homes and case studies of truly high-performance houses. Anthony Aebi, and ...
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