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Lennox Focuses on “Perfect Air”—Raises Bar for Residential HVAC

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Oct 19, 2020 2:42:17 PM

Here’s an inside look at how Lennox is bringing HVAC into a new era with its products, corporate leadership, charitable endeavors, and focus on indoor air perfection. Learn about its state-of-the-art HVAC offerings in this newly released ebook.

The building industry is in the midst of a massive evolution brought on by a protracted labor shortage, sky-rocketing material and land costs, and strenuous regulation.

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Show Home Lives Bright With Colorful Joint Compound

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Oct 5, 2020 11:56:01 AM

A fledgling company punched up joint compound with color additives to create a workhorse drywall mud that doubles as a versatile design element. Check out the video to see how this industry-changing eco-drywall product works.

Fresco Harmony is an extremely low VOC wall and surface finishing system with water-based colorants. It is the nation’s first color line for drywall joint compound. It uses the versatility of joint compound to bring color opportunities throughout a house. 

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RESNET Launches COVID-19 Impact Info Series

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Oct 2, 2020 3:25:03 PM

Three-part series highlights best practices during the pandemic. 

RESNET is addressing the role of HERS ratings and energy efficiency in the post-pandemic housing market with its new virtual briefing series that brings together stakeholders from across the country to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the industry. The events will cover information on how HERS raters and other building professionals can overcome challenges and obstacles while growing their businesses.

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ICC Learn Live Digital Event to Be Held in November

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Sep 29, 2020 5:03:47 PM

In a week-long digital event, the International Code Council will deliver educational offerings on building safety topics.

ICC Learn Live will be held November 9-13. Educational sessions will offer continuing education units (CEUs). The virtual event will address the most pressing priorities for building safety, including:

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EEBA High Performance Home Summit Discount Available

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Sep 23, 2020 1:56:51 PM

Educational summit runs September 29 through October 9.

EEBA is offering a membership package that gives you 50 percent off your membership and attendance to the upcoming HighPerformance Summit. The discount code is SAVE50.

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Contest Launches: Explain RESNET Standards In a Video to Win

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Sep 23, 2020 12:31:42 PM

This video contest will result in a collection of resources that can be used by the building industry.

RESNET’s second annual Video Competition is accepting video entrants until October 31. 

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ICC Uses Innovation to Address Future Building Realities

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Sep 16, 2020 10:52:00 AM

The International Code Council wants codes and standards to help the building industry stay ahead of new technology, trends, and building risk.

When people think about how the International Code Council’s building and energy codes work, the word innovative probably doesn’t leap to mind. After all, codes are written to be exacting, replicable, and reactive to what’s happening in the building universe.

However, working in lockstep with traditional code development is a sector of the Code Council headed by Ryan Colker, vice president of Innovation. His purview includes addressing how the association can be part of new and emerging technologies and practices, particularly regarding resilient housing.

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The Tie In Between Radiant Floors and Indoor Environmental Quality

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Sep 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Indoor air quality is top of mind for consumers. This webinar details how to provide perfect air, along with comfort and energy efficiency.

Join Steve Swanson, the national trainer with Uponor North America, for a webinar that shows how radiant flooring and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) go hand in hand.

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ICC Offers Advice on Remote Virtual Inspections

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Sep 2, 2020 2:00:34 PM

Remote inspections are necessary as coronavirus stymies physical walkthroughs.

If you are responsible for inspections, get a copy of ICC’s new “Recommended Practices for Remote Virtual Inspections.” This guideline can help you conduct effective and consistent remote virtual inspections.

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Ebook: Make Every House a Smart Home

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Aug 31, 2020 1:36:12 PM

Brilliant’s smart home system is helping builders and developers make high-tech a standard option for all new homes.

Simple wins the day. Brilliant is a touchscreen control panel with built-in Alexa voice control that makes it easy for everyone (family, friends, guests) to control popular smart home products and experiences: lighting, cameras, locks, garages, music, climate, intercom, scenes, and more.

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Net Zero Webinar—Building Science and Consumer Expectations

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Aug 25, 2020 6:02:06 PM

This webinar covers success strategies for net-zero building, including optimizing high-performance products and systems.

Join Green Builder Media for a riveting building webinar with Steve Easley, building science expert and educator.  

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New Net Zero Alliance Expedites Zero-Impact Future

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Aug 19, 2020 5:03:49 PM

Aaron Smith, CEO of EEBA, and TEAM ZERO’s Director of Development, Mary MacLeod, discuss how their new alliance puts net-zero energy housing on a steep growth trajectory by generating consumer demand and educating home builders.

The news that the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) and TEAM ZERO formed a new alliance to move residential construction toward a zero-impact future is a game-changer for the industry. The deal combines the long-established education and training resources of EEBA with TEAM ZERO's crucial role in generating consumer demand.

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Webinar: Code Update—Moving Towards Net Zero

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Aug 19, 2020 10:10:10 AM

This webinar covers changes in the 2021 building code that will move the country quickly towards net-zero energy housing. 

Jim Meyers, the director of Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), digs deep on codes in this recorded webinar hosted by Green Builder Media. 

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