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On September 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $400 million in formula funding to assist in the adoption and implementation of updated building energy codes for new residential and commercial construction. States and territories will be able to reserve funds with a commitment to adopt either the latest model energy codes or zero energy codes. They have until November 21, 2023 to submit a letter of intent. 

Take a deep dive into 2021 IRC Wall Bracing Provisions, steps for code compliance, and additional resources recently added to the Structural Resources application page. Note the timestamps provided to help you navigate the content of this detailed video.

A tool designed to simplify and assist in complying with the complexities of the International Residential Code’s (IRC) wall bracing provisions while making it easier to consider various code-compliant wall bracing options for an optimal wall assembly design.

This resource provides an overview of recent provisions designed to save builders and homeowners money on measures that improve overall energy efficiency of new residential construction, existing homes, and commercial buildings. The page also includes resources for using FPIS ci to achieve these tax incentives.

This collection of case studies bring to life the many benefits of using foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS) as continuous insulation in a variety of building projects and applications.

This Quick Guide outlines steps for properly insulating and finishing a basement wall with FPIS ci to improve property value, comfort, and the usable square footage of any building with below-ground space.

ANSI/ABTG FS200.1 – 2022 contains a wealth of practical and actionable guidance for code-compliant use of foam sheathing on above-grade walls. This comprehensive resource is aimed at meeting the needs of designers, builders, installers, manufacturers, and code officials. Learn more here or download a copy. 

Like most building materials, foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS) only performs as well as it is installed. This new resource provides installation guidance and illustrations to help promote proper installation of FPIS in above-grade wood-frame and steel-frame wall applications. 

This article summarizes a recent study that found investing in simple home insulation upgrades can yield both a more comfortable living space and quite a healthy return. The full report from this Insulation Industry Opportunity Study can be found here.

The presence of an airspace enclosed within a building envelope assembly is known to contribute to the overall thermal performance of the assembly. However, the actual R-value of an airspace can vary significantly depending on various conditions of use, such as the air-tightness of the assembly of materials enclosing an airspace. This updated page sheds light on a popular topic.

Retrofit and remodeling of an existing building provide one of the greatest opportunities to improve energy efficiency, comfort, healthiness, durability, and economy for a more sustainable building well into the future. The resources on this new application page are intended to help get the most out of your remodeling project by maximizing practical retrofit opportunities that will pay dividends into the future.