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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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