Building Science

Yankton High School (YHS) offers its student opportunities to do hands-on construction work to give them a taste of that job profession. However, they rarely stray from working with traditional construction and stick-built homes.

Two experts recently reviewed common sources of bulk rainwater penetration at and around fenestration components in building enclosures and discussed the responsibility of the architect to understand and mitigate these risks.

Atlas earns prestigious GREENGUARD Gold Certification, giving designers, architects, and building owners a safer, greener option for roof and wall insulation.

Over the summer, the U.S. eclipsed 2 million HERS rated homes, with rated homes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to research done by the National Renewable Energy Lab, HERS rated homes made up 22 percent of all new homes in 2016.

California’s largest net-zero-energy housing development is coming next year to the Central Valley.

The Superior Walls Xi Plus wall systems selected by the Hermitage Club construction team include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the townhomes.

Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG).

With 2016 having been the hottest year on record, sustainable technologies like cool roofs are becoming more mainstream among facility managers and architects.

It used to be that high-performance building was a niche market. Achieving energy efficiencies seemed a hurdle too high to get over and too costly to afford. Not anymore.

One solution could come in the form of eco-building materials that utilize natural substances known to have a positive effect on indoor air quality, Greenovate! Europe said.