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The power of building and energy codes

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 According to insurance broker Aon’s annual report, “Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight,” the total global economic cost of weather disasters reached $215 billion in 2018. What can be done to protect human life and property in the face of these catastrophes? One key element in strengthening our communities is…
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Deep energy retrofits for historic masonry buildings

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 Existing buildings offer the greatest opportunity for achieving energy efficiency and reducing the overall building energy use in the U.S. Buildings constructed before 1980 were built to model energy codes that were vastly less stringent than current code requirements. As a result, even minor energy retrofits can yield beneficial…
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TMS Presenting Fall Webinar Series on Special Inspection of Masonry Construction

April 12, 2019

TMS E-NewsletterApril 11, 2019 The Masonry Society (TMS) is planning a series of 9 webinars on Special Inspection of Structural Masonry, helpful for anyone who is or plans to become a Structural Masonry Special Inspector (SMSI), or who is otherwise involved with special inspection and testing of masonry. Webinars on the following topics will be…
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Webinar: Troubleshooting REScheck and COMcheck Projects

April 2, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMarch 31, 2019 Hosted by Bob Schultz of PNNL, this webinar will present case studies reviewing challenges that can be addressed via REScheck and COMcheck software, the popular compliance software tool supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Both residential and commercial projects will be covered, as will distinctions between various energy…
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