New Hampshire

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Background With small country farmhouses and snow-covered woods, New Hampshire evoked the idyllic New England imagery of Robert Frost, a longtime resident. Yet behind this scenic backdrop lay a modern state that was working hard to be a model for energy efficiency and renewables. New Hampshire’s per capita energy consumption was already the fifth lowest in the country, according to the Energy Information Administration, behind tiny Rhode Island and efficiency heavyweights New York, California...
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Commercial Fenestration

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Issue As the primary barriers between indoor and out, the openings of the building envelope, high performance windows, doors, and skylights (fenestration) are essential to an energy efficient building. Choosing such products involves several considerations, including appearance, energy performance, human factor issues, technical performance, and cost. Other factors like building orientation, natural and artificial shading, and climate will influence the properties selected for windows, doors,...
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Air Sealing

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Issue Inadequately sealed building envelopes can lead to the movement of unconditioned air into and out of conditioned spaces. This process, known as air leakage, decreases the comfort of a building by allowing moisture, drafts, and undesired noise to enter. It applies to any holes, cracks, or gaps in the building envelope. It is important to control air movement in buildings because research indicates that air leakage can cause huge energy losses, accounting for up to a third of a home’s ene...
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District of Columbia

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Current Commercial Code 2013 DC Construction Codes Based on the 2012 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Passed 3/20/2014, effective 3/28/2014 Current Residential Code 2013 DC Construction Codes Based on the 2012 IECC with minor amendments Passed 3/20/2014, effective 3/28/2014 Green Code 2013 DC Green Construction Code, based on the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) as amended by the District of Columbia 2013 Green Construction Code Supplement Adopted 3/28/2014 Green Build...
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New Jersey Current Building Codes

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New Jersey building codes are a set of stringent regulations that govern all aspects of construction, ensuring safety, structural integrity, and energy efficiency in the state. From residential homes to commercial structures, these codes dictate everything from design and materials to inspections and permits. Staying well-versed in New Jersey's building codes is essential for architects, builders, and property owners to create secure and compliant structures. Current C...
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Indonesia

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Current Codes National Energy Efficiency Standard (SNI) for Buildings Energy conservation for building envelope - SNI 03-6389-2011 Energy conservation for air conditioning system in building - SNI 03-6390-2011 Energy conservation for lighting system in building - SNI 03-6197-2011 Energy audit procedure for building - SNI 03-6196-2011 Indonesia has four energy standards for buildings (Standar Nasional Indonesia/SNI), which cover the building envelope, air conditioning, lightin...
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Minnesota Current Building Codes

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Minnesota's building codes, derived from the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), are designed to enhance energy efficiency in buildings. They set standards for insulation, HVAC systems, lighting, and more to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Complying with these codes not only saves money for building owners but also contributes to a greener, more sustainable Minnesota. Current Commercial Code of Minnesota Minnesota Commercial State Building Code, Chapt...
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Japan Building Codes

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Current Codes of Japan Criteria for the Rationalisation of Energy Use for Buildings This code combined prescriptive and performance-based elements and applies to large commercial construction, setting standards for the building envelope, HVAC, lighting, water heating, and vertical transport. Design and Construction Guidelines on the Rationalisation of Energy Use for Houses This code applies to residential construction of all sizes and sets standards for insulation, HVAC, water heat...
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West Virginia Building Codes

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Current Commercial Code of West Virginia ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Passed 7/18/2012, effective 9/1/2013 Current Residential Code 2009 IECC Passed 7/18/2012, effective 9/1/2013 Climate Zones: 4A, 5A Code Adoption and Change Process Code Change Process Legislative and Regulatory: The West Virginia State Fire Commission is responsible for adopting, promulgating, and amending statewide construction codes. The Administrative Procedures Act requires public hearing...
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Ukraine Building Codes

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Current Codes Thermal Protection of Buildings (DBN B.2.6-31:2006) Effective January 2007 This code is mandatory nationwide and sets requirements for building components including thermal insulation. The code was developed by Yurij Matrosov, who helped develop the Russian Thermal Performance of Building Codes, SNiP 23-02-2003. Ukraine also received assistance from NIISF, IMT, and the US EPA, and integrated many of their suggestions into the code. Ukraine’s code includes a performance-based ...
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