Building Science

The homeowners who plan to stay after a natural disaster face a choice: They can rebuild what they had before, knowing the warming climate will bring more devastating storms, or they can build for energy efficiency and resilience.

Companies are continuing to use fourth-generation blowing agents in their polyurethane (PU) formulations, despite a recent US court decision that is raising doubt about how the process will proceed.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that model energy codes for residential and commercial buildings are projected to save (from 2010-2040) $126 billion at today’s energy prices.

. A leader in sustainable building, Meritage Homes identified an infill site in Irvine to apply its knowledge of zero-energy building practices to attached housing.

The National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors has voted to sunset the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC).

A recent article in the Journal of Light Construction provided an installation detail for ensuring a sufficient drainage plane behind one-coat stucco.

Dodge Data & Analytics and NAHB recently published a new study, Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief, that suggests energy efficient and sustainable construction is rapidly gaining traction among residential builders.

Demilechas earned Home Builder Executive magazine’s 2017 Gold Innovation Award for its industry leading product developments, including Heatlok HFO High Lift spray foam insulation and Heatlok Air Barrier System (ABS).

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced that Chemours’ Opteon™ 1100 won the 2017 Polyurethane Innovation Award.

An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S.