Energy Efficiency

KB Home, the first RESNET Energy Smart Builder, is joining RESNET to mark important milestones for the energy-efficient homebuilding. KB Home recently delivered its 25,000th home in Denver and RESNET reached more than two million HERS Index-rated homes nationwide.

A new rigid foam insulation considered a fit for any vertical construction application where a high-performance building envelop is desired has been unveiled.

Despite  being the perfect application of cladding, weather-resistant barrier (WRB), foam sheathing, air barriers, studs and so forth, the perfect wall is not necessarily the most practical or preferred solution for every building project.

A report by Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts the global rigid polyurethane foam market to clock a CAGR of 6.0% between 2017 and 2025. Progressing at this rate, the market’s valuation of US$15.2 bn in 2016 will become US$25.5 bn by the end of 2025.

Melissa Valgardson's new home in Montgomery may not look all that different to the naked eye, but visit her basement and you'll notice something missing – the furnace.

There is a growing commitment within the single and multifamily markets to building green, but the level of green building and drivers differ between the two, a new study says.

Today, although most of these direct-to-consumer products have fallen by the wayside, many of the building materials in our homes and workplaces are still the same as they were half a century ago.

Bozeman’s second high school will be constructed to environmental standards tailored to schools, rather than the better-known LEED building standards.

Passive House is a performance-based standard and not a prescriptive standard, it can adapt to any climate, market, or building type and still achieve results like this.

Insulation installer David de la Fuente of Star Companies, Inc. in Raytown, Missouri was awarded the title of “America’s Best Installer”, along with a $10,000 grand prize, at Johns Manville and Insulate Ameri ca’s 15th annual America’s Best Installer competition.