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What are the Ramifications of the 2018 Energy Code?
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What are the Ramifications of the 2018 Energy Code?

For the most part, the recently approved building energy code will uphold... More

A Turning Point for Energy: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind
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A Turning Point for Energy: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind

Emerging markets are leapfrogging the developed world thanks to cheap panels. More

Flexible Bridge Design Offers New Science For Earthquake-Resilient Structures
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Flexible Bridge Design Offers New Science For Earthquake-Resilient Structures

The city is using material that will return to its original shape without... More

Protect Your Homes Against Moisture
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Protect Your Homes Against Moisture

Updated APA guide offers ways to combat water leaks and vapor-laden air. More

Code Changes Bring Airtightness Challenges
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Code Changes Bring Airtightness Challenges

Try this "red line exercise" to see how tight--or leaky--your homes are. More

New Efficiency Record Set for Large Perovskite Solar Cell
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New Efficiency Record Set for Large Perovskite Solar Cell

Perovskite solar cells hold major potential for the future of renewable energy... More

Soil Tests Ensure Solid Foundations
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Soil Tests Ensure Solid Foundations

This blog post takes a deep dive into the importance of checking soil suitability... More

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Ten New Cities Join the City Energy Project
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Ten New Cities Join the City Energy Project

More communities have committed to the plan to reduce energy waste in buildings. More

Construction Kicks Off at Zero-Energy-Ready Texas Development
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Construction Kicks Off at Zero-Energy-Ready Texas Development

Two builders break ground on Austin's Whisper Valley; homes will be ready early... More

Do Heat Cables Really Prevent Ice Dams?
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Do Heat Cables Really Prevent Ice Dams?

Heat cables may--or may not--be the answer for this wintertime woe, writes... More

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