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Author: William Allen, PhD Energy use for heating and cooling in residential buildings is largely driven by a need to keep the internal temperature either higher (in winter) or lower (in summer) than the outside temperature. It would appear obvious, therefore, that reducing air infiltration by improving...

By: William Allen, PhD   In California, energy efficiency requirements for new buildings are governed by the Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which form part 6 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations. The requirements, commonly referred to as Title 24, are updated on a three-year...

Design Build Competition By: Jeremy Silva In April and May, the Home Builders Committee (HBC) and Sacramento Reginal Builders Exchange (SRBX) held two-day competitions for students to design and build a structure in Southern and Northern California. The competition was a fun but rigorous learning experience for students...

August 14, 2018 | Pebble Beach, CA  By: Megan Cordes To further the WISE goal of exploring available options for compliance with high performance attic (HPA) requirements in California, several members of the WISE team attended one of the first installations of the Knauf R-38 below deck insulation...

PG&E is hosting two upcoming training series for High Performance Residential Design & Construction. Both series will be held in Santa Rosa, CA, at the North Coast Builders Exchange, and are free classes. For more information or to register, go to www.pge.com/energyclasses. Integrated Design and Construction: Rebuilding...

On May 9, the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, the latest triennial update to Title 24, Part 6 of the California building code. The State of California has set a goal to reach zero net energy (ZNE) in all...

Save the Date: HPIP is offering a valuable training opportunity free to all members! This event will be held April 5-6 in Culver City, CA. EPIC WISE will be participating as trainers at this event, which will include actual insulation installation training among other on-site learning...

High-Performance Certification Training High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP) is offering WISE participants specialized access to HPIP training and an opportunity to become nationally certified. For $99, insulation contractors can gain access to in-depth, online training in high-performance building techniques and installation practices, and take online exams to...