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Codewatcher Meritage Homes

Energy-Efficient Builder Raises Building Bar

Meritage Homes earns sixth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award for Leadership in Energy-Efficient Homebuilding. For the sixth consecutive ...
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CodeWatcher Denver ASHRAE

2018 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modeling Competition Seeks Participants

Teams will compete to design and model a near zero energy, 60,000-square-foot museum with retail space and a full service restaurant, ...
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As California 2020 Code Looms, Some Builders Go Solar

Excerpt of reporting by Patrick Sisson of Curbed: In San Diego, one builder sees solar-ready as cost-competitive A new model ...
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DOE Lists Top Ten Most Viewed Building Efficiency Projects

Covering sectors ranging from industrial plants to hotels to colleges, interest in sustainability is on the rise. The Top 10 ...
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Plumbers Cite Research Linking Low Water Flow with Legionnaire’s Disease

At issue is a regulatory proposal in Washington State that would reduce water flow rates below WaterSense standards. It's rare ...
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California Will Be First State to Mandate Net Zero New Homes in 2020

Under the new code, buildings "must be efficient enough for their electricity use to be offset by a few solar ...
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