Energy Efficiency

Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer.

With the snow finally melting off many roofs and spring ready to pop, here are key considerations about the storage and handling of polyiso roof insulation on a jobsite.

The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has created the following flyer to summarize key concepts for builders, designers and building officials to consider with regard to the use of foam plastic insulated sheathing (FPIS).

Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame took center stage on location at a residential spray foam project.

Dense-blown cellulose is an important problem-solver for high-performance builders and remodelers. In a retrofit situation, when you blow the material into a leaky wall cavity, you can reduce infiltration losses at the same time you boost insulation values.

When Dow and DuPont merged to create DowDuPont, it brought together two science-based companies that were positioned at the leading edge of the agriculture, materials science and specialty products industries.

Various types of insulation have been used in masonry cavity walls: rigid foam boards, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and mineral wool. Among these, two rigid foams predominate: extruded polystyrene (XPS) and polyisocyanurate (polyiso).

Builders who understand and communicate energy-efficient benefits can provide unique added value to the growing number of buyers who, whether they recognize it or not, want these features in their homes.

This project has forced our team to focus on the energy-efficient side of home building. We realized early on we could not expect to achieve Net-Zero without also paying close attention to build quality, engineering and architecture.

Making sure that your home is properly insulated is an important step to ensure that your home remains comfortable year round and avoids wasting energy. Understanding the most common signs that your property is under-insulated can determine the best steps to improve the overall energy efficiency.