Building Science

Properties are becoming greener and greener. Come 2025, the global net-zero energy buildings (NZEB) market will have climbed to approximately $78.8 billion, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc.

Dow Building Solutions, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products division, today introduced a collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to deliver solutions that contribute to building more sustainable communities and cities.

​In the January issue of RCI’s Interface technical journal, Applied Building Technology Group’s Tim Ahrenholz provides in-depth analysis on how to design the “perfect wall” in cold climates. 

Now, a team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has demonstrated a novel 3D printing method that yields unprecedented control of the arrangement of short fibers embedded in polymer matrices.

The U.S.-based non-profit Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced earlier this week that it has completed acquisition of the global rights to Green Globes , a leading sustainability rating system for commercial and multi-family buildings.

DowDupont CEO says the timing for breaking up the company is based on the separation of two balance sheets to create three, across the world, with the complexity of legal entities and information technology systems and the extraction of synergies.

Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of commercial roofing products and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today the availability of a new reinforced EPDM membrane sheet with tape-to-tape technology.

BASF has declared force majeure on US supplies of monomeric methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (MMDI).  The company cited operational disruptions stemming from severe winter weather along the US Gulf Coast as the main reason for their force majeure declaration.

Honeywell is offering a free severe weather brochure to use with customers when explaining the benefits of ccSPF for new construction, storm repairs, or retrofitting and existing building.

Taking a fresh approach to the trade, artist Carlos Moreno has created his own line of spray foam comics that have gone viral since the moment he posted his first drawing on the SFWW Facebook page.