Codes and Regulations
Building codes and to some degree, new energy policies, are based on building science. Click BUILDING SCIENCE CORPORATION to learn more about the fundamentals of building science. It’s the best resource for technical documents on a wide variety of building technologies including detailed guides to wall and roof assemblies, foundations, insulation and more.
You can also visit BEST OF BUILDING SCIENCE, which contains video and audio clips from national building professionals detailing best practices at various stages of construction.
Below is a list of some of the nation’s most stringent building codes or ongoing policy initiatives geared toward improving the quality and comfort of new home construction and retrofits.
• IRC 2009 • City of Austin • City of Westlake • City of Bee Cave • Travis County
Rebates and Incentives
GreenTex is committed to exploring any rebate or incentives that your project may be eligible to qualify for. Legislation is constantly changing, but there are often rebates, incentives, and tax breaks available for specific types of energy upgrades. Special mortgage rates for energy-efficient homes are also becoming more popular.
See the database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at http://www.dsireusa.org/