Industry News

A breakthrough envelope sealing technology that promises to transform the way home and commercial buildings are constructed is entering advanced field trials.

The Cooper Environmental Center on Cattus Island has been retrofitted with closed-cell spray foam insulation in the walls to help with water resistance if a storm surge comes again.

A new ASTM International test method aims to prevent air leakage in and around roofs, helping improve energy efficiency, reduce moisture problems, and prevent pollutants from entering the building. 

Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC has agreed to purchase certain assets of the North American spray polyurethane foam (SPF) business located in Spring, TX, from Covestro LLC.

A high-performing housewrap with optimal breathability can help improve a home’s durability, indoor air quality and even help reduce utility costs.

There’s nothing gothic about the net-zero home of environmental reporter Sam Evans-Brown and his wife.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality.

President Trump’s first month in office has many architects wondering what his administration will mean for the design and building industry, particularly in areas such as affordable housing, sustainable design, and energy efficiency.

Working with RESNET, the HERS score of the home is being added as a green building certification element that will be included among the other home certification options.