November 2012 Table of Contents

Features
Central Intelligence: New Energy-Efficiency Best Practices Website to Launch January 2013

The Building America Solution Center website will provide easy to find, updated information about energy-efficiency practices. Read more

Testing the Envelope: 2012 Energy Code Testing DetailsTesting the Envelope: 2012 Energy Code Testing Details

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code includes mandatory pressure and duct testing. Here are the details. Read more

Seize the Day: Remodeling Projects Offer an Opportunity to Add Energy UpgradesSeize the Day: Remodeling Projects Offer an Opportunity to Add Energy Upgrades

Even if you don't specialize in energy retrofits, many popular remodeling projects offer an opportunity to improve efficiency, benefit client comfort and health, and save on energy bills. Read more

Retrofits 101: 7 Common Energy Retrofits

The most common energy retrofits and the cost, effort, and ROI for each. Read more

Energy Retrofits: Why the Time Has Come to Make Them Part of Your BusinessEnergy Retrofits: Why the Time Has Come to Make Them Part of Your Business

Reasons to get up to speed on energy efficiency and make energy retrofits part of your remodeling business. Read more

What the Updated International Energy Conservation Code Means for YouWhat the Updated International Energy Conservation Code Means for You

The IECC has been updated and is sure to affect the remodeling industry. To what degree it will affect you depends upon how stringent your local inspectors are. Read more

10 Reasons to Invest in Energy Retrofits

If achieving energy independence, reducing greenhouse gases, or reversing climate change aren't reason enough to invest in energy retrofits, here are 10 more tangible reasons. Read more

Forward Thinking: Family-Friendly Remodel in UtahForward Thinking: Family-Friendly Remodel in Utah

Updating the fa¬°ade and reconfiguring the floor plan to comfortably accommodate the lifestyle of a large family. Read more

Trash Talk: How to Set up a Jobsite Recycling ProgramTrash Talk: How to Set up a Jobsite Recycling Program

Jobsite recycling is an idea whose time has come. Here are some tips to help you set up your company's recycling program. Read more

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