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...

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...

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...

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...