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The Opportunity of Windows

Windows are an immensely important part of every building, both residential and commercial, shaping our experience of daylight and ventilation. Unfortunately, they can also be the source of huge leaks in the building envelope’s air sealing, which means more energy than necessary is required to…

Off-Site Construction: Meeting Passive House and Zero Energy Ready Home Requirements

Off-site construction is a process that involves manufacturing components or modules of a building in a controlled factory setting, followed by an on-site assembly. This form of construction offers many benefits including energy efficiency, time and material savings, less disruption of project…

Exploring the Health Benefits of Off-site Construction

Off-site construction refers to the process of assembling building components or modules in a factory or off-site location and then transporting them to a construction site for final installation. This method of construction provides excellent value for health benefits, both in terms of…

Emerging Technologies in Off-site Construction

Off-site constructed homes, also known as modular homes, present numerous advantages. They offer cost-effectiveness, shorter construction timelines, and the ability to create homes that prioritize energy efficiency. This approach leads to time and material savings and reduces emissions from…

Communities Using Remote Virtual Inspections

Remote Virtual Inspection (RVI) involves the use of remote visualization technologies and methods to inspect, certify, audit, and diagnose the design, operation, or performance of buildings. While RVIs gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous jurisdictions have since expanded and…

Insights Into BPS in the Northeast Region

Buildings are one of the top emitters of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Northeast region. As jurisdictions
strive to meet climate goals, they must focus on the energy efficiency of buildings. One key policy tool gaining
prominence in this effort is Building Performance Standards (…

Electrification and Energy Codes Primer

Buildings make up almost 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Technologies that decarbonize our
building stock can provide a massive opportunity to mitigate the impact of climate change and curb future
emissions. There are large opportunities for emissions reductions and cost…

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