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ASHRAE, International Code Council to Jointly Develop New Carbon Emission Standard for Buildings

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Code Council will jointly develop a standard to assess carbon emissions across the entire building life cycle. The proposed standard, ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Evaluating Greenhouse Gas … Continue reading

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Inflation Reduction Act Promotes Renewable Energy, Looks to Drastically Cut Emissions

The Inflation Reduction Act passed the House this past week becoming the country‚Äôs most ambitious energy and climate policy to date. The legislation paves the way for more clean energy, updated building codes, billions of dollars for communities in need … Continue reading

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Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that … Continue reading

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New Building Codes Could Save Energy and Reduce Climate Impact, Says DOE

New energy building code proposals from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would save American homes and businesses $138 billion in the next 30 years in energy costs. Information released recently from the DOE claims its proposals would save an … Continue reading

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Energy Bills: A Side-By-Side Comparison

Energy codes for buildings are getting a lot of attention in Congress this year. As of now, there are currently two major proposals for lawmakers to consider. Earlier this month, the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act of 2017 was … Continue reading

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