Energy Efficiency

As of July 2017, thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies designed to lower the growth of electricity consumption by using electricity more efficiently.

Atlas earns prestigious GREENGUARD Gold Certification, giving designers, architects, and building owners a safer, greener option for roof and wall insulation.

Over the summer, the U.S. eclipsed 2 million HERS rated homes, with rated homes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to research done by the National Renewable Energy Lab, HERS rated homes made up 22 percent of all new homes in 2016.

Icynene Europe S.P.R.L., the European arm of global spray foam insulation manufacturer Icynene Inc., announced the acquisition of the leading French polyurethane insulation distributor, ISOLAT France.

In certain tight situations, the spray gun (or can) will not fit, so Chris Green of New Milford, Conn., came up with an easy solution using a scrap piece of electrical wire.

California’s largest net-zero-energy housing development is coming next year to the Central Valley.

The Superior Walls Xi Plus wall systems selected by the Hermitage Club construction team include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the townhomes.

It used to be that high-performance building was a niche market. Achieving energy efficiencies seemed a hurdle too high to get over and too costly to afford. Not anymore.

One solution could come in the form of eco-building materials that utilize natural substances known to have a positive effect on indoor air quality, Greenovate! Europe said.

Maine’s glut of softwood fiber created by closed paper mills makes the state an ideal location for a factory that can produce insulation board from wood.