Building Science

Garland's Aero-Block™ SA self-adhering membranes are engineered to prevent unwanted air, vapor and water from penetrating the building envelope. 

In this video, the Green Police promote Icynene's ProSeal Eco, the world's first 100% water-blown, closed cell spray foam insulation with a low carbon footprint. 

Deltec Homes, an award-winning prefabricated home manufacturer based in Asheville, N.C., has delivered the first net-zero home from their Renew Collection, just months after the collection's launch.

Dow Building Solutions - manufacturer of STYROFOAM™-A and XENERGY™ extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation - has become a member of the Passivhaus Trust 

CBRE's inaugural Green Building Adoption Index benchmarks how the 30 largest commercial office markets in the U.S. rank for adoption of "green" space.

The path to compliance for environmentally sustainable construction comprises a web of standards and regulations (most voluntary) that are often out of sync.

Technical Services and Avolve Software staff continue fine tuning ePlan, ICC's new online plan review software. Following more technical upgrades, testing for the new system should begin in October.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings.

The following is the executive summary of "LEEDv4: Understanding the Changes and Implications for Use of Wood as a Building Material," published by the Dovetail Partners (and attached below), which provides the wood industry's analysis of the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard.

This brief Q&A looks at why the strength axis of OSB is important for roof sheathing but not for corner bracing.