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Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Design, and XPS

Relative to a building’s environmental impact, decisions about energy efficiency can be among the most important ones to make. The use of extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam plastic insulation can play an effective and important...

Energy Efficiency and the Impact on the Atmosphere

Many of the rating systems encourage the construction industry to achieve increasing levels of energy performance above the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental impacts associated with excessive energy use. There are...

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Determine America’s Next Model Energy Code!

Want to play a role in shaping our country’s next model energy code? You can! Between 2006 and 2012, International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) efficiency has increased by 38%. This has resulted in individual consumers and...

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Energy Codes Need Your Help!

As elected officials consider how to put their communities on a path to a healthier fiscal and environmental future, there has been a surge of interest in updating energy codes. Supporters of green building design should get...

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Making a Sustainable Energy Efficient Wall

This blog accompanies 1-2 minute videos (1-6) of www.GreenBuildingSolutions.org’s new educational videos on creating an energy efficient wall. They present Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng, ASHRAE Fellow of BuildingScience.com,...

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Energy Conserving Windows

Vinyl windows are impervious to rust, rot, blistering, corrosion, flaking and infestation by termites or other insects. Today, plastic rivals traditional materials for windows and frames, providing competitive energy efficiency,...

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Energy Saving Foundations

The building foundation is at the core of a safe and secure home environment for our families. As the base of all structures, foundations provide the stability needed to create a solid and healthy environment. Some builders are...