Better Than Code

Conventional v. improved building performance

ASHRAE Teams Compete to Create the Lowest Energy User of Them All

The LowDown Showdown Modeling Challenge in Atlanta included prototypes with geothermal heating and cooling and many other building science approaches ...
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Innovative Envelope Design That Keeps Moisture Out

This new web-based tool shows building pros how to minimize moisture risks in low-energy, high-performance homes. Wall system design is ...
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First Net Zero Community in Utah Debuts

Redfish Builders develop small community of net zero homes. Mitch Spence and Tiffany Ivins, husband-and-wife owners of Redfish Builders, are ...
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Municipalities, Code Officials Can Be Paris Agreement Heroes

Strengthening building codes and pursuing net-zero energy building are keys to continuing the progress the United States has already achieved ...
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Retrofit Research Project Focuses on Inefficient Existing Buildings

As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency. As reported ...
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Achieving Above-Code Standards with Propane

Free course offers instruction on better-than-code performance using propane. Using propane, a builder can lower a home’s HERS index by ...
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