Building Science

The American Chemistry Council has put together a report detailing the contributions the insulation industry has made to the nation’s economy.

Looking for a maintenance-free material that would soften the Durham City Hall feel while also giving the structure a strong presence, the design team selected metal wall panels from Dri-Design.

One of the biggest complaints about material is the process of changing the "B" side resin component, of material, from Open Cell to Closed Cell or vice versa. SprayWorks has launched a new product, the Logan Manifold, that helps with this process.

USG Corporation has partnered with Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing to create the Securock ExoAir 430 System.

The following video provides an update on the growth of solar technology in building architecture and advises building designers on best practices for incorporating it into building plans. One of the key best practices is to ensure the building envelope is as energy efficient as possible.

This video created by The Verge showcases how structural components play an integral role in the design and construction of a home that is more resistant to hurricane-strength winds.

Given recent concern over combinations of foam plastic insulated sheathing (FPIS) with different types of cladding since the Grenfell Tower fire, it is worth taking a specific look at both the extent of cladding options available with FPIS and the important restrictions.

A Denver initiative on the November ballot seeks to sprout more trees, shrubs and even vegetable gardens atop larger buildings across the city, a move that would accelerate a trend that has been embraced by some developers.

Oregon’s goal, as laid out in the executive order signed last week, is to achieve net-zero energy-ready buildings as standard practice across the state.

Built Green is excited to share its recent study, the largest of its kind. The study compared actual electricity use in homes certified by Built Green and non-certified homes. The results revealed that in some cases, Built Green homes were twice as efficient as predicted!