Creating an efficient and sustainable building industry by providing consulting expertise to builders, government agencies, and manufacturers.

Regulatory and Field Strategies for Townhouse Area Separation Walls


Townhouses are an important part of the housing mix, especially when it comes to affordability. Consistently achieving cost-effective area separation walls (ASWs) that meet the fire protections in the residential code and air tightness requirements in the energy code can be a challenge for builders, designers, contractors, and code inspectors.


Watch this NFPA webinar by BuildTank on behalf of Newport Partners to learn more about strategies to construct safe, energy efficient, and cost-effective area separation walls (ASWs) in townhouses.

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Energy Code Classes Delivered


Trained Professionals


Construction Plans

Next Gen Energy

Code Training

We help industry professionals gain a better understanding of what is in the code, the science behind it, and best practices for compliance.

Residential Apartment Building

MEA LMI Program

Newport is proud to serve as the technical assistance contractor for the Maryland Energy Administrations Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program.

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Smart Range Hood

Field Study Complete

Newport has teamed with Broan Nutone, to develop and test a prototype of a Smart Range Hood. The field study is complete.

Watch the video to learn more.

Air Duct

Indoor Air Quality

Our homes and buildings have become more energy efficient and more resistant to air leaks. Leaky walls and leaky windows have been replaced by better products and processes. 


Zero Energy Ready 

Home Program

Newport provides technical analysis, outreach, and operations management for the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program.