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Posted on September 1, 2017

Research + Education

Net-zero is typically defined as a building that produces as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. However, this definition can vary by project and is subject to more questions: Is renewable energy production on-site or off-site? How does it consider efficiency versus renewables? Does net-zero hinge on the building’s size, location, and […]

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Posted on April 13, 2017

New Construction

In 2015, the Seattle Energy Code saw increased strictness in airtightness requirements with the maximum allowable leakage rate shifting from 0.4 to 0.3 cfm per square foot. That may not seem significant at first glance, but consider this: as of this post, multifamily buildings tested by RDH had a 92% pass rate at 0.4 cfm […]

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Posted on March 21, 2017

Existing Buildings

Over the course of its service life, a building’s façade endures monumental environmental forces including seismic, atmospheric, and meteorological effects. In recognition of this fact and following the lead of many other cities across the United States, San Francisco recently enacted a façade inspection ordinance. The addition of Chapter 16E, a local amendment to the […]

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Posted on September 1, 2017

Research + Education

Net-zero is typically defined as a building that produces as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. However, this definition can vary by project and is subject to more questions: Is renewable energy production on-site or off-site? How does it consider efficiency versus renewables? Does net-zero hinge on the building’s size, location, and […]

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Posted on April 13, 2017

New Construction

In 2015, the Seattle Energy Code saw increased strictness in airtightness requirements with the maximum allowable leakage rate shifting from 0.4 to 0.3 cfm per square foot. That may not seem significant at first glance, but consider this: as of this post, multifamily buildings tested by RDH had a 92% pass rate at 0.4 cfm […]

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Posted on March 21, 2017

Existing Buildings

Over the course of its service life, a building’s façade endures monumental environmental forces including seismic, atmospheric, and meteorological effects. In recognition of this fact and following the lead of many other cities across the United States, San Francisco recently enacted a façade inspection ordinance. The addition of Chapter 16E, a local amendment to the […]

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