Energy Efficiency

The Race to Zero inspires collegiate students to become the next generation of building science professionals through a design challenge for zero energy ready buildings.

Both U-factor and R-value are measures of a material’s insulating performance. The former is a measurement of heat transfer; the latter measures heat resistance.

Follow these tips by Johns Manville to ensure that your house is energy-efficient this winter.

The Passive approach boils down to five building science principles that provide homeowners with predictable performance, unmatched comfort, superb air quality, and resiliency in the face of power outages due to winter storms or summer blackouts.

By using a drill, a coat hanger, and an inconspicuous place for testing, you can find out the type of insulation used in your home.

ForceField corner seal is a 4-inch wide, semi-rigid polypropylene with a “living hinge,” which allows it to be used for both inside and outside exterior corners.

This article provides an analysis of three equivalent wall assemblies from a thermal performance perspective that have very different insulation R-value specifications: R-20 + 0ci, R-13 + 5ci, and R-0 + 15ci.

Installed Building Products, Inc., an industry-leading installer of insulation and complementary building products, announced today the acquisition of Red Rock Insulation

SWD Urethane is launching their brand-new Quik-Shield 118 Ultra-Efficient closed-cell spray foam insulation that can reduce install times for Spray Foam Contractors by up to 50%.

A 48-unit apartment complex in Brewer, Maine, has earned certification in the rigorous Passive House green building standard.