In this study, we rated only those constructions that we thought were comparable to one of the 28 Dis listed in WSEC (2006).
WSEC, 2006: A recommendation for an enhanced Fujita scale (EF-scale).
The 1986 WSEC (Washington 1986), and thus the 1986 Seattle Energy Code (Seattle 1986), contained prescriptive compliance options for residential spaces, specifying fenestration product criteria of U-0.60 (U-3.41) (3) maximum for spaces having electric resistance heating and U-0.75 to U-0.90 (U-4.26 to U-5.11) maximum for spaces having heat pumps or gas heat depending on the efficiency of the heating unit.
The 1986 WSEC also specified that compliance was to be based on thermal testing of the fenestration products.
Prior to 2009, the WSEC and SEC each had language that attempted to limit air leakage, but this only amounted to requiring gaskets, weather stripping, and sealants.
The 2009 WSEC is essentially the same as the 2009 SEC, except that in the WSEC the requirement to test is limited to all buildings over five stories (residential or nonresidential).
But despite receiving large amounts of public money, WSEC is said to have fallen far short of expectations and failed to deliver value for money.
A report by consultants CM International for the Welsh Government says WSEC has concentrated too much on recruiting members - who pay no fees - and not enough on devising a strategy that would make it an organisation worth belonging to.
chief executive John Mr Bennett warned: "Just get a bit more creative.
is owned 80% by the Sharp group and the remainder by Wuxi Electronics Instrument and Meter Industry Co.
"As public services scale back, social enterprises need to prove that they are a viable option and WSEC has a crucial role to play here in championing the sector and showcasing what it can do."
WSEC chief executive, John Bennett said: "Lis brings passion, knowledge and expertise to the table.