How the Zero Energy Ready Home Update Emphasizes Resilience and Decarbonization

ZERH Version 2, released in December of 2022, will boost the efficiency and performance of single-family homes, preparing them for the increasingly oppressive weather

Codes & Standards

Backlash from utilities on rising demand for rooftop solar panels

Some states levying additional fees for customers with PVs

Codes & Standards

Authority Of EPA, OSHA among top U.S. regulatory battles for 2014

EPA looking to control small bodies of water; OSHA moving against combustible dust

Codes & Standards

International Code Council proposes 15% energy efficiency increase for next code update

New proposed updates from the International Code Council to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would increase energy efficiency in new homes and commercial buildings by about 15%.

Best Practices

3 vacation homes with style and pizzazz

Not exactly the simple cottages you remember from childhood, these vacation homes in Malibu, Calif., Indian Beach, Del., and Groton Long Point, Conn., are made for getting away — in style.