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True or false: According to recent Department of Energy calculations, 40 percent of all energy used in the United States is consumed by buildings.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

True or false: A California survey conducted by an energy provider found that 80 percent of homeowners preferred having both natural gas and electricity rather than an all-electric home.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

True or false: According to a Department of Energy report, air infiltration accounted for greater energy losses than any other component of the building envelope, including fenestration.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.

Friday, October 28, 2016

What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?

Monday, October 17, 2016

With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

True or false: In a recent JPCL article, the authors state that Belgian offshore wind farms being developed in the North Sea will generate energy equivalent to 2.5 nuclear power plants.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

What organization is holding the event “Delivering Near Zero Energy Buildings Conference” on Friday this week (November 14)?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

According to the Department of Energy, buildings are responsible for how much of the nation’s energy use?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

True or False: Dark colors can be used to meet Energy Star requirements for reflective roofs.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What organization produces the main standard that provides minimum requirements for energy efficient designs for buildings except for low-rise residential buildings?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and what other organization are partners in a research study to quantify the energy-efficiency gains achieved with air barriers?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.

Friday, March 9, 2012

True or false: Buildings of all kinds, residential, commercial, and industrial, consume about 20% of the energy used in the United States.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for the first time gives air barrier performance requirements for what building constituents?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Which of the following material types is used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.

Friday, February 4, 2011

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EMME Controls
EMME (Energy Management Made Easy)
• Achieve a zone in every room for 1/2 the cost
• Save up to 40% in energy consumption
• Works in any size building
• Can be installed in as little as a few days without remodeling
• Comfort results guaranteed in writing

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
Air Scrubbers/Negative Air machines for restoration, abatement, dust & odor control, hazardous contaminant removal from job sites to clean rooms and hospitals. Portable, affordable!

Keim Mineral Coatings
Mineral Silicate Paints + Stains Fuse to Concrete
• Forms permanent chemical bonds
• Becomes part of the concrete
• Will never peel
• Looks completely natural

PPG Paints
This high-hiding, low-VOC, low-odor paint enables a space to be painted while occupied and delivers the durable product performance professionals require.


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