Energy Efficiency

In the face of these diminishing returns, claims the report, the best way to coax our buildings to save more energy is through systems efficiency. That means finding ways to integrate high-performing systems so that they perform even better as a whole.

A UNBC building set a Canadian record for air tightness. A test was performed Wednesday at the Wood Innovation Research Lab(WIRL) where it scored 0.07 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals pressure.

The National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) undertook a study in 2017 to update and expand upon the findings of its 2005 Mitigation Saves study on the value of mitigation.

AeroBarrier envelope sealing took home Best in Show last week at NAHB’s sixth annual Best of International Builders’ Show (IBS) product competition.

SWD Urethane, a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) manufacturer in the southwestern United States, has announced the next generation of Ultra-Low Density foam: Quik-Shield 108YM, which is affectionately nicknamed the “Yield Monster”.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled an aggressive new energy efficiency initiative in his State of the State address.

The design of Mystic Lake Center called for use of an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS). This continuous insulation (CI) system is among the most widely used exterior cladding materials in commercial construction.

Greenfiber and SES, leaders in the insulation industry, have partnered to offer an exciting new approach to home insulation with their Custom Comfort Solutions, highlighted by two projects completed with builders Elev8 and Monte Hewett Homes, and spray foam contractor SEI Group.

Now, with a truly unified global presence, ROCKWOOL plans to build on its 80-year history by leveraging its broad portfolio of capabilities to enrich modern living by releasing the natural power of stone. 

ASHRAE announced the recent launch of the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal, which provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score.