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Green Building News: Case Study

February 18, 2019

TMS Sustainablity E-NewsFebruary 15, 2019 One of the enduring benefits of masonry is its longevity. Adaptive reuse projects blend the appeal of the old with benefits of new construction. The link below showcases one example in NYC. ASTM E 3069 Standard Guide for Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Mass Masonry Walls for Changes to the Thermal…
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Thermal Breaks in Building Envelopes: Recent Research Findings

February 18, 2019

TMS Sustainablity E-NewsFebruary 15, 2019 Thermal bridges occur when a component of high thermal conductivity causes excessive heat flow through the building insulation envelope. A large variety of conditions can cause thermal bridging, including cladding (shelf angles, grillage posts, canopy beams), metal wall studs, window mullions, and poor corner detailing. Thermal bridges through the envelope…
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New Guidelines Can Help Communities With Resiliency Measures

February 1, 2019

TMS Sustainablity E-NewsJanuary 31, 2019 The International Code Council and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience have developed the first resiliency guidelines, which local communities can use to improve buildings codes. "These benchmarks provide a standard for local and state governments to follow ensuring they are well prepared for the next disaster," ANCR Executive…
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REScheck Software Updated for the 2018 IECC

December 4, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews November 30, 2018 Support for the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is now available in REScheck. The 2018 IECC is published by the International Code Council (ICC) and represents the latest edition of the national model residential energy code for residential buildings. REScheck is a free software program available from the…
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