Energy Efficiency

This article, “How Can a Building Official Deny Approval of an RDP's Work?” asks an important due process of law question.

Remodels, new builds and add-ons are booming. In July alone, the City of Palo Alto issued about 200 building permits for various home upgrades, everything from simple lighting improvements and installation of electric car chargers, to kitchen and bathroom updates, to the full deconstruction and rebuilding of a home.

APA-The Engineered Wood Association, often in the past, has used dramatic and traumatic photos to imply, without any direct evidence, that competing products are substandard in some manner.

U.S. plywood producers claim a competing product from Brazil has a high risk of failure in major hurricanes, but consumers can’t tell because the imported wood is falsely certified as structurally sound.

Kingspan recently introduced Kooltherm K9 Internal Insulation Board, a premium performance insulation product used for interior exposed application on basement, crawlspace, attic and habitable space walls.

A little over four years ago, SBC Magazine launched Energy Efficiency & Building Science News (EEBS), to reach various groups associated with the building construction trades in an effort to put valuable and timely information in their hands.

In this article we’ll present the two methods that work together to achieve compliance with modern energy code air leakage requirements.

The market for residential zero-energy buildings grew 59 percent across the United States and Canada last year, according to a new report.

CertainTeed’s new SmartFlash ONE roof flashing resin is a one-component, UV-stable, fluid applied solution designed for both steep and low-slope roof flashing details and repairs.

Things are heating up for this November’s critical ICC ballot to update America’s Model Energy Code.  Local and state officials recognize the critical role buildings play in sound energy and climate policy, and are signaling their intent to vote.