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This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide plans examiners and building inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the energy code for residential projects. Location: Jackson Instructor: Marina Chavez Register Here: http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=17532 Event Flier: file:///C:/Users/mbuccola/Downloads/Res%20PEBI-Jackson-081717%20(1).pdf...

Californians are taking a look beneath the surface of their homes to discover the hidden value in walls and attics.  Innovative building techniques are improving the energy efficiency of residential homes, allowing for substantial savings on energy bills. In response to consumer demand, homebuilders can utilize WISE training and...

Visitors from all over the world gathered in San Diego, California as WISE representatives discussed innovative construction practices and building techniques at PCBC on July 26th, 2017.  Over 10,000 attendees listened to these experts speak on topics such as high performance wall and attic construction, envelope efficiency, and Title 24 energy code requirements. The WISE...

Click below to view a project video developed for ABC Green Homes, featuring discussion and visuals relating to high performance wall and attics in action.  View the video here: http://www.probuilder.com/home-building-advanced-framing-techniques...

In the first part of this two-part series, based on a nationwide survey on the trade shortage, Professional Builder examined feedback from 167 builders in response to five questions about the impact of the trade shortage on their business. In Part 2, they consider the results of...

Improved efficiency of HVAC systems is a key benefit of transitioning to high performance attics.  The functionality of these systems can be further enhanced by reconfiguring ducts as described in techniques developed under federal high performance building programs.  This article from Professional Builder magazine explains.  Read...

Builders looking to achieve tighter building envelopes turn to a variety of industry developed product solutions.  In this interview, a team discusses their experience with integrating structural insulated panels into the design and construction of a single family home.  Source: Professional Builder Magazine. Read more: http://www.probuilder.com/sips-enable-marriage-beauty-and-performance...

Advanced framing is a critical component of achieving high performance homes by optimizing the insulation of exterior walls and attics.  This article by Professional Builder magazine gives an overview of some of the techniques used to achieve greater energy efficiency in new single family construction.   Read...