Number of HERS Rated New Homes Grows During First Half of 2016

According to a recent article from RESNET,  100,286 new homes received a HERS Index Rating and HERS Index score in the first half of 2016. This is a 15% increase in demand for HERS ratings compared to the first half of 2015. RESNET also reports that the energy performance of these homes saw a change […]

Alabama’s Residential Energy Code Changing Soon

Less than 2 months from now, Alabama’s residential energy code will change from the 2009 IRC to the 2015 Alabama Residential Energy Code, which combines parts of the 2009, 2012, and 2015 IECC.  The updated code contains significant changes that will have an impact on a builder’s overall process.  However, with early preparation, builders  can […]

Your Guide to Passing Florida’s Energy Code

In order to pass the new Florida energy code you need to have a lower e-ratio score than the 4th edition building code required.  There are a variety of ways to lower this score to passing levels, however not all of them are economical and can greatly impact your costs. Using common home specifications (i.e. […]

The 5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code Has Officially Passed

The 5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code recently passed and is scheduled to take effect for all homes permitted on or after June 30th, 2015. With this latest edition also comes the new Residential Energy Code containing some big changes. Overall this new energy code is much more stringent than the current code. Each home […]