energy efficiency

High Performance Plus Solar

For reducing dependence on fossil fuels, solar is everyone’s darling, but when it comes to using it as a trade-off for a high-performance envelope, it…


The ICC’s Nightmare on Elm Street

The Trade-Off Loophole in the proposed 2018 IECC may earn first-ever “negative” determination from DOE.   In the 2009 IECC, the ICC’s Governmental Member Voting…


Building Codes: Under Attack

The NRDC points why we can’t sit idly by while an energy efficiency “roll back” of the model building energy codes looms. As reported by Laura Urbanek,…