A Building Research Establishment (BRE) report summarizing the investigation into the deadly Grenfell Tower fire last year in London has been leaked, and several causes for the tragedy were identified. Each of the following excerpts from the report are linked to the online report.
Owens Corning, a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, manufactures the FOAMULAR® XPS insulation family of rigid foam boards for both residential and commercial building solutions.
Kingspan has developed a rigid thermoset fiber-free insulation called Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board, which is suitable for a host of installation applications including wall, floor, soffit, rainscreen, and concrete sandwich wall systems.
This article compares two of the leading interior vapor barriers being used today for Passive House and high performance projects, SIGA products and Pro Clima’s Intello Plus membranes. Both companies have products which are Passive House Certified components.
The Passive House Austin (PHAUS) Chapter will be hosting its annual Humid Climate Conference May 21-22, 2018 in Austin, Texas. This two-day event is focused on design considerations for humid climates with substantial cooling loads.
Within the residential sphere specifically, some standout projects were delivered to market this past year. One such home, the Jacobson House in Northern California, garnered the spotlight with its unique story and innovative energy solutions.
Continuous insulation (ci) and cavity insulation products are both sold with R-value ratings, but the way these two products are used in wall construction means they do not have the same effectiveness.