With the growing cost of fuel and increasingly stringent home construction codes, many architects, builders and homeowners are turning to "Passive House" or "Passivhaus" specifications to design and build their new homes.
It’s true that better built houses take more time to plan and execute and sometimes require skilled labor and subs. Correct installation is crucial for the smooth operation of many high-performance systems.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has completed corrections to the public documents distributed by the agency as part of the Safer Consumer Products Priority Products Initiative.
In recognizing that information and technology (IT) is increasingly becoming the lifeblood of the component manufacturing process, the SBCA Board of Directors approved the creation of a new IT Committee.
Many thanks to exhibitors and attendees alike for making BCMC 2014 a great success! Last week’s show focused on “gearing up for growth,” a fitting theme for an event that grew by leaps and bounds – showcasing the biggest show floor in five years and welcoming 40 percent more individual component manufacturers than last year.
The nation’s largest energy user, the Department of Defense (DoD), is host to a project that demonstrates best practices for reducing a building’s carbon footprint and lowering demand for energy and water.
A new report describes how life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is being applied by state and local agencies and provides recommendations for federal, state, and local governments to help encourage the use of LCCA in the decision-making process.
The Dow Chemical Co. said Thursday it is marketing three of its businesses for divestment, and it now expects the proceeds of its entire divestiture program to be at the higher end of its $4.5 billion to $6 billion range.
A new study puts global insulation demand squarely on the map at 24.9 billion square meters of R-1 value by 2018. This marks a significant turnaround for the market since the 2008-2013 period, indicating a growth rate of 5.0%
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has preliminarily determined that the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would improve energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code compared to the 2012 edition.
Masco Corp.,moving to streamline its building-products empire, unveiled plans on Tuesday to spin off a division that installs insulation and other third-party products in newly built homes, throwing in the towel on a two-decade effort to develop that business.