CodeWatcher: Building Codes Impact Pollution, Climate

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CodeWatcher: Building Codes Impact Pollution, Climate

2018 IECC code update, why solar can't be traded for thermal envelope, building science innovations for net zero, and more.
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 2:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Code Watch

CONTENT: Newsletter

Welcome to this edition of Code Watcher, your biweekly newsletter serving up everything you need to know about residential building codes, regs, labels, rules and more.

The 2018 IECC building code meetings are behind us. Here are the three most important issues you need to know about. We will keep you posted on new developments up to the finalization of the 2018 IECC in spring 2017. Check out our in-depth articles on all the major issues impacting code developments this cycle:

On other fronts, we are now highlighting better-than-code buildings; check out our first case study, a Passive House certified affordable multifamily project in Maine. There’s lots to learn from this energy-efficient masterpiece … attend this FREE Webinar: Building Science Innovations for Net Zero Energy Homes on November 9, hosted by building scientist Steve Easley … kudos to the City of Santa Fe, which is about to become the first municipality in the nation to integrate a performance-based water efficiency requirement in its building code. ... read (and share!) why real builders respect building codes.

Code Watcher highlight: Have you checked out our debut issue of CodeWatcher? This quarterly resource will keep you on top of what’s happening in the code world, particularly regarding the 2018 IECC Code Hearing goings-on. Download it here

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Ron Jones 

Ron Jones