I am proud of my government. It is not a very popular sentiment these days. And, check it out; The Federal Government of these United States has been quietly developing a tremendous resources for the design and implementation of energy efficient construction technology in homes and commercial buildings. The fact is the market driven private sector is not likely, of its own accord, to address climate change or even new energy-efficient building technology. There is a lot of resistance to change in the building trades. To address these issues in the building sector, we need a reliable source of accurate—tested—information. The Whole Building Design Guide is such a source and, in the tradition of the U.S. Government making information available for the price of reproduction, access is free.
The Whole Building Design Guide and its sister publication the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences are secret sources that should not be so secret. Pass it along.
National Institute of Building Sciences Journal Archives: www.wbdg.org
Free subscription to the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS) www.wbdg.org
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