After evaluating 17 building energy-performance assessments from around the world, a new research paper proposes a classification framework for energy-efficiency evaluation.
Stretch or reach codes help states and jurisdictions push baseline efficiency levels. Could they spur national code development and adoption?
Vision 2020 chair Mark Frankel explains the need for more concrete performance data and fewer fuzzy labels.
Builders in the state and elsewhere have abandoned the program as too costly and inflexible.
Parker became a national energy exemplar under the stewardship of one inspired building official.
Technical Director, New Buildings Institute
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