Building Technology, Whole Building

Residential Energy Savings Potential in Better Walls

11 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on pnnl.gov on Oct. 31, 2019. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are leading an effort that ultimately could result in residential homes that are tighter and better insulated, blocking cold air and moisture that cause higher energy bills and reduce homeowner comfort. PNNL is joined in the three-year […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Retrofits: The Key for Quantifying Energy Code Savings

9 Jan , 2015  


The blog’s one-sentence summary for the study read, “Building codes mandating energy efficiency don’t reduce electricity use.” This conclusion, though, is incomplete, at best, because the study does not take retrofits into account.

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