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Get 3 ACH50 Without Breaking the Bank

A veteran builder offers this advice to builders who are facing the change to more stringent energy codes. As we reported earlier ...
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High Performance Case Study: Zone 5

This profile of a "Top One Percent Builder" from the DOE Housing Innovation Awards illustrates how high-performance building doesn't have ...
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LA Sees First Net Zero Energy Affordable Multifamily Project

This multifamily project demonstrates how affordability and environmental sustainability can be achieved with effective coordination and a great team. Silver ...
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Vacuum Insulated Tempered Glass Offers R-10 and LEED Points

The product, developed by VIG Technologies, uses a metal edge technology to ensure that air seals last longer without leakage ...
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Oregon green mandates

Oregon Specs Sweeping Green Energy Mandates, Triple Number of Electric Vehicles

Oregon's Building Codes Division told to require all new homes to be "zero-energy ready" by 2023. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ...
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Stretch Codes Offer a Way to Fast Track Energy Savings in Slow-To-Adopt States

Stretch codes offer a lever for pushing local building requirements above and beyond the energy-saving standards of national building codes ...
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