Energy Efficiency

The government’s ban on using combustible materials in external walls of high-rise residential towers could stymie the use of innovative products such as photovoltaic panels and green walls, according to a leading designer.

BASF and an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm, signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final determination of energy savings for the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), affirming that the updated code will increase energy efficiency in residential buildings.

Energy efficiency is a diverse and immensely powerful toolkit that has saved hundreds of billions of dollars in energy costs while preventing sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions, but progress is now at risk of stalling, a report finds.

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The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee issued a draft version of the GREEN Act.

Registration is now open for Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 held April 21-22 in our Nation’s Capital.

In recent trends we see that urban population and urban centers are growing, the millennials don’t tend to have a lot of money to buy single family homes, and they’re more environmentally minded so multifamily has been that kind of bright stop in all markets moving forward.

From affordable student housing to high-infill offices, a rapidly accelerating building trend is the proliferation of zero energy buildings.

Polyiso is a closed-cell, rigid foam board insulation used primarily on the roofs and walls of offices, health facilities, warehouses, retail and industrial manufacturing facilities and educational institutions.