Energy Efficiency

Research has shown that following a disaster, roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen and 90 percent fail within a year if they can’t resume operations within five days.

DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS), a global business unit of DuPont, announced that it has once again received the “A,A” Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes, the home building industry’s gold standard for recognizing world-class performance.

Touted as a six-in-one solution to thermal bridging in wall assemblies, the thermally broken Tstud is said to be a cost-effective, energy-saving, eco-friendly framing stud for the ultimate high-performance building envelope.

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) recently rolled out a voluntary program to provide third-party certification that fiberglass and mineral wool batts and rolls comply with FTC labeling requirements for their stated R-value.

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a bill designed to improve energy efficiency in the federal government, as well as in commercial and residential buildings and the industrial sector.

Atlas Roofing Corporation announces that Tracy Cook has joined the company as its new Director of Marketing, overseeing the Shingles & Underlayments and Roof & Wall Insulation Divisions.

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has compiled case studies of impressive buildings roofed with insulated metal panels (IMPs).

The 2019 Annual Builder Practices Survey, which had more than 1,600 homebuilder participants this year, provides some powerful insight into the thermal products market in the U.S.

No other insulation system I am familiar with provides the real r-value that spray foam does, accomplishes the air-sealing it does, or thwarts vapor flow as well.

Spray foam can be a great material, but understanding its use is often hindered by overeager installers who emphasize the magic rather than the real properties of the products.