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Building America field studies involving thousands of homes have verified significant savings in energy, materials, and labor when production builders apply advanced framing techniques—exceeding $1,000 per home.

Building America researchers at Partnership for Home Innovation garnered a Top Innovation award for research into simple, cost-effective ways to implement advanced framing techniques. The team tested three innovative techniques that improve the thermal performance of the building enclosure, reduce the cost of energy-efficient construction, and simplify the construction process, while allowing for higher levels of perimeter insulation. This research has resulted in amendments to the 2015 International Residential Code that were approved in the fall of 2013. Read about this Top Innovation.

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