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By Darren Port | Tue, December 19, 2017
Recently the Pennsylvania state legislature passed HB 409, which updates Pennsylvania's broken code adoption process. Unfortunately, the new process is still less than ideal to adopt codes that are the bare legal minimum with which a designer or builder need to comply. Pennsylvania is currently using the 2009 codes, which are no longer supported by the International Code Council and are 30…
By Darren Port | Thu, January 19, 2017
Recently five collaborating Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) - NEEP, MEEA, SPEER, SWEEP and SEEA - published a white paper entitled, “Multifamily Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Barriers and Opportunities for Deep Energy Savings.” The paper, supported by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation, is a comprehensive exploration of the barriers and opportunities to increasing energy…
By Darren Port | Wed, May 6, 2015
The energy-efficient home market in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic continues to grow at a steady pace. The market penetration of high-performance homes in the United States reached $36 Billion in 2013 and is projected to hit $72 Billion by 2016 (Source, McGraw Hill Construction). Consumers are seeking green and energy efficient features, and builders are striving to meet the demand. A recent…
By Darren Port | Tue, December 16, 2014
The NEEP Buildings Team recently convened a webinar for the NEEP Multifamily Stakeholder Group highlighting two outstanding multifamily initiatives in the State of Rhode Island. The webinar featured presenter Nick Corsetti from National Grid speaking on National Grid's Rhode Island benchmarking programs and Mark Kravatz from the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) addressing GHHI’s leading…
By Darren Port | Wed, October 15, 2014
Fort Lauderdale, Florida September 28 – October 4, 2014:  The International Code Council’s (ICC) Annual Meeting and Conference brought together over a thousand code officials from across the nation and around the world, and NEEP was there, representing the region. The conference and annual business meeting offered educational seminars, regional networking events, and strategic…

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