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2015 IECC: What You Need to Know

Half the country is still on the 2009 IECC, but stricter codes are inevitable. Here's what's coming.

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Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting as much rebate with as little out of pocket as possible, resulting in small jobs and mediocre performance improvement.

Building Science Summer Camp 2014

This summer, about 500 of brightest minds in the science of construction attended the Building Science summer camp hosted by Building Science Corporation in Westford MA.

 
 
 

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    Enclosing an old porch adds much-needed floor space.

     
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    Double stud walls that allow for higher R-values of insulation create particular challenges for window installation.

     
  • Building Science Summer Camp 2014

    This summer, about 500 of brightest minds in the science of construction attended the Building Science summer camp hosted by Building Science Corporation in Westford MA.

     
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    It's not your typical summer-home renovation, but you can't beat the view.

     

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