In most homes in the southern United States, the level of insulation found is adequate for achieving an energy efficient home. However, air leakage and duct leakage are typically high, resulting in high energy bills, comfort problems, and poor indoor air quality.
Work has started on the ABC (Affordable, Buildable, Certifiable) Green Home 2.0 in the Californian city of Walnut after the ceremonious groundbreaking recently. The project will feature energy efficient technologies such as Icynene spray foam insulation.
RESNET and the International Code Council have agreed to a comprehensive strategy to ease the transition of the implementation of the energy rating index option in state and local energy codes for the 2015 building code.
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