States are Amending, then Adopting, the 2015 IECC
As usual, the code adoption process in the U.S. is a mixed-up mess
ICC Approves Changes to Energy Code
The 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will include a performance path to compliance based on the HERS Index
The Green Architects Chat With Allison Bailes
Allison Bailes stops by the lounge to chat about building science and what’s new in the world of Energy Star rating and training
A Green Builder’s 21st Century Alphabet
HERS, RESNET, BPI, LEED AP, and other acronyms that contractors need to know about
How Is a Home’s HERS Index Calculated?
It’s time to pull back the curtain to look at the algorithms used to come up with a HERS Index score
Green Building Programs: Time for a Do-Over?
Why is it that the things I care so much about are now making me so crazy?
Blog Review: Energy Vanguard Blog
Building-science-based advice on residential energy efficiency and home performance from Allison Bailes
A Performance-Oriented Approach to Desert Green
A professional group in California’s Coachella Valley focuses on getting the most out of residential mechanical systems
Magical Mystery Green Home Tour
Long day on a bus at National Green Building Conference
Many industries have designations and certifications available for practitioners, some of which have strong legal implications, such as MD and RN. Many others have been created by professions themselves, and,…