Building Science

Along with Pardee, other builders have focused on more energy-efficient construction, and a greener marketing message, to entice consumers.

The challenge: Minneapolis homeowner Caroline Hale-Coldwell had taken on a huge family archiving project, which consisted of scores of boxes of letters, photos and family memorabilia. She needed an office with enough room to spread out, as well as lots of file drawers and cabinets.

“I wanted space to sit and dig in,” she said. “With lots of light.”

JW Architects was founded in a garage in 2009 and then moved into two offices in a historic building in Columbia City. In 2014, we had the opportunity to design their new high-performance-energy office space.

BASF Corporation is providing a #HurricaneStrong Resilient Roof Upgrade to one lucky family that includes a closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation application. T

The following analysis of the impact Ireland’s energy efficiency rating system for residential buildings (BER) provides insight into how rating systems influence homeowners decision-making process when it comes to energy efficiency retrofits.

The week of March 12, PIMA staff traveled to North Carolina and Minnesota to advocate for stronger building energy codes.

On March 28, 2018, at 9:30 AM, California Energy Commission staff will host a one-hour webinar to share information on projects focusing on innovative energy efficient walls.

In the podcast below, Beth Tubbs, a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council Codes and Standards Development department gives an ICC perspective on the organization’s role in helping building designers understand and apply the code as it relates to fire performance.

As it moves closer to building a net-zero energy headquarters, California’s Department of General Services recently selected a design-build partnership to plan and erect a 20-story office tower in Sacramento.

In January of 2018, Johns Manville launched The Source; the innovative online resource designed to help professionals in the mechanical, HVAC, and industrial insulation industries stay up to speed on the latest information.