Energy Efficiency

A new ASHRAE publication aims to improve energy savings at K-12 school buildings, titled Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy.

Fifteen months ago, NBI reported 53 buildings as verified, while 279 were “emerging.” That works out to a 26 percent increase in verified buildings and a startling 49 percent hike in the emerging category in just over a year.

Cavan-based insulation giant Kingspan has seen its profit increase by 11pc year-on-year to €377.5m in the 12 months to 31 December 2017.

Energy codes have more stringent insulating requirements for cooler climates. So, wouldn’t it be logical to assume that a manufacturer offering a new insulation product touting better energy performance should introduce it the cooler, Northern region of the country? Perhaps.

One of the most-cost effective solutions for protecting building envelopes from weather, moisture and air infiltration – the liquid-applied Wall Guardian FW-100A fibered-acrylic air barrier -- will be demonstrated by Kemper System America Inc. at RCI 2018 in Houston, March 22-27.

Exceptional insulation and air-sealing throughout the building envelope is paramount as a means for achieving the efficiency portion of the ZNE equation (renewable energy sources, such as solar power, drive the energy generation counterpart requirement).

The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to engage stakeholders and propose a comprehensive energy efficiency initiative.

About one-fourth of the typical homes built by a sample of 246 single-family builders in 2016 had enough green features to quality for a bronze rating under the 2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

With new construction going on all over Southern Colorado and many of them new homes, there is one being built in Monument that is quite different from the rest.

A new pilot program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is making incentives for energy-efficiency upgrades in residential buildings with one to four units available to Massachusetts residents.