Energy Efficiency

Continuous insulation (ci) and cavity insulation products are both sold with R-value ratings, but the way these two products are used in wall construction means they do not have the same effectiveness.

If you’re interested in insulation, you may be surprised to learn that researchers have found that by stripping away all the filler material in wood, leaving just their fibres, the resulting “nanowood” material outperforms just about all existing insulation.

RESNET announced that 13 builders will be added to the group of over 170 RESNET EnergySmart Builders who have committed to having all their homes rated to RESNET’s stringent energy efficiency standards.

The newest versions of IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1 call for one to four inches of exterior continuous insulation depending on the building location by climate zone, even in warmer zones where foam board insulation had not previously been required.

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.