IECC Compliance Guide For Homes California

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes California

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




Room Additions: Strategies For Energy Efficiency

Room Additions: Strategies For Energy Efficiency

Adding an addition to your home offers many opportunities for improving energy efficiency. Understanding how the addition will work as part of the whole house system will affect your approach to adding a room addition.

Type: Guide




Introduction to Residential Green Building in New England

Introduction to Residential Green Building in New England

Green building design and construction practices significantly reduce or eliminate the negative environmental impact of homes. The purpose of the Residential Green Building Guide for New England is to provide a resource to homeowners in the New England area who...

Type: White Paper




Nontoxic Termite Prevention

Nontoxic Termite Prevention

While conventional termite treatment methods are often expensive and use toxic chemicals, many termite infestations can be avoided in the first place through low-cost, common-sense, chemical-free design and construction measures.

Type: Fact Sheet




Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes in California:

Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes in California: "Green" House Effect Makes Sense in the Golden State

The New American Home, an annual project that is focused on the future of homebuilding, features the latest marketable technologies. This particular home was created and monitored in California.

Type: Brochure




Fly Ash Concrete

Fly Ash Concrete

Fly ash, a noncombusted by-product of coal-fired power plants, generally ends up in a landfill. However, when high volumes are used in concrete, it creates a stronger, more durable product and reduces concrete's environmental impact considerably.

Type: Fact Sheet




Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

This low maintenance house, built in Cannon Beach, Oregon, produces as much energy as it uses. This home incorporates a number of basic technologies in an innovative way to produce heat, hot water, and electricity.

Type: White Paper




Building America House Simulation Protocols

Building America House Simulation Protocols

This report was created to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes. It summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and...

Type: Special Report




Building Energy-Efficient New Houses

Building Energy-Efficient New Houses

Learn how to plan for an energy-efficient home before construction begins.

Type: White Paper




Designing and Building a More Sustainable Home

Designing and Building a More Sustainable Home

Designing green homes can be confusing, from understanding finances to choosing materials and design layouts/blueprints. Get step-by-step instructions and helpful checklists to make your green home dreams a reality.

Type: White Paper





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