If you are in the construction trades or building maintenance, these books are a "must-have" to stay on top of the latest regulations. Many cities use the International Codes for the basis of their regulations. These are hot off the press 2009 manuals. They can more than pay for themselves by keeping you out of trouble with the local building inspectors.
Encourages energy conservation through efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting systems and the use of new materials and techniques. Paperback.