Achieving Energy Efficiency: Illinois Energy Conservation Code Requirements for Residential Buildings

Residential energy efficiency plays a crucial role in reducing energy consumption, lowering utility bills, and minimizing environmental impact. This article provides comprehensive guidelines for compliance with Illinois Energy Conservation Code. It covers topics such as building thermal envelope, insulation requirements, fenestration standards, and mechanical ventilation systems. By adhering to these guidelines, homeowners can create energy-efficient …

Best Practices for Minimizing Wind and Water Infiltration Damage

In this article, we will discuss best practices and recommendations based on existing resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Science, as well as insights gained from the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) after Hurricane Michael. Our goal is to help building owners, operators, design professionals, contractors, and municipal officials mitigate wind and water …

Hurricane-Resistant Siding: Protect Your Investment

Hurricane Season Is Coming Every year from June to November, known as hurricane season  many homeowners who haven’t equipped their homes with hurricane-resistant siding hold their breath. Hurricanes bring heavy downpours that cause flooding, water damage, and downed power lines, and these heavy hitting powerhouse storms are often accompanied by fiercely strong winds that can  …


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