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Building codes and regulations seem to shift as quickly as the sand. Along with some knowledgeable professionals, we'll help you sift through the muddle by providing regular updates on code and regulation changes throughout the U.S.

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CodeWatcher: Building Codes Impact Pollution, Climate
Welcome to this edition of Code Watcher, your biweekly newsletter serving up everything you need to know about residential building codes, regs, labels, rules and more. The 2018 IECC building code meetings are behind us. Here are the ...
Nov 4, 2016 2:00 PM ET
Real Builders Respect Building Codes
If one were to listen only to the endless railings of the building industry voices against every form of regulation–but most especially any proposed increases in energy performance requirements and the attendant adoption of codes and standards that are developed to implement and enforce those enhancements–it might be easy to assume that the loud and stubborn opposition on the part of industry...
Oct 25, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Free Webinar: The Energy Rating Index (ERI): A Must-Know Code Compliance Path
The Energy Rating Index (ERI) in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code provides new code compliance flexibility and a streamlined platform for homes to get to net zero. The ERI, based on RESNET/ICC Standard 301, allows the code user to account for all energy used onsite and not just the energy used by the building envelope, heating and cooling system, water heating and lighting. This...
Oct 18, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Everything You Need to Know About the Energy Code
How do building professionals navigate the evolving code landscape, and how do homeowners even know what questions to ask to ensure that their homes are efficient, resilient, safe, and healthy? There is a growing awareness about the importance of codes—particularly energy codes—as climate change shifts from a theory to a harsh reality.  Codes have the ability not only...
Oct 17, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Breaking News: Green Builder Media Launches New CodeWatcher Title
As Green Builder Media enters our second decade, we reflect on all of the changes that have transpired in both the building industry and our company.  It all started in 2006 with the launch of Green Builder magazine—a trade publication that we hoped would affect positive change by offering enlightened content for progressive readers. To our surprise and delight, we quickly...
Oct 10, 2016 11:00 AM ET