Here on RR we spend a lot of time talking about energy efficiency.
In fact, right now, we’re right in the middle of talking about how insulation figures into all of this “green” nonsense…
(No! Not poking fun at “GREEN.” You know better if you read the blog regularly! We DO poke fingers at stuff that purports to be “green” to make it more marketable, however…)
And, to answer that “unspoken question” (TED!):
No… It’s not even because we’re lazy and we want more “couch time” in front of the tube… so just stop that! 🙂
It’s because we’ve figured out that energy efficiency equals not only a more comfortable life, but resources (including MONEY) saved. That’s why…
The guys and gals at the DOE (the U.S. Department of Energy) are currently distributing (for FREE) the latest version of the IECC. For you folks that don’t understand the Gov’t lingo, that’s the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
Why would you want it?
Well, to quote them:
“The IECC is the only energy code that serves as a basis for federal tax credits for energy-efficient homes, energy efficiency standards for federal residential buildings and manufactured housing, and state and energy code determinations.”
In “simple-speak” (TED), it means that this code defines the criteria for qualifying for any available tax credits for energy efficient building or remodeling. 🙂
Like many others, I’ll point out that if you are building in an area that does not require any code compliance, this may still benefit you, as it will give some energy efficiency guidelines you may find very cost-effective.
After all, nobody knows everything… Not even (gasp!) ME. 😉
And yes, Virginia… to get the free copy, you must register first. You really didn’t think it would be easy, did you? Hmmm?
So,… Yeah, they DO try to get their pound of flesh out of you before they give you the book. But, I think in this case it’s worth it. Plus, you CAN always get creative with the “registration info” if you’re skeered of sharing info with the Gov’t Boys… I suppose. 😉
(Oh c’mon… don’t try to deny it. You were thinking it too! )