Energy Efficiency

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. 

The United States has long had tax incentives encouraging domestic energy production, for everything from oil and gas to nuclear and wind power. We do this for many reasons: to ensure stable supplies of home-grown power, to make energy more affordable, and to incentivize cleaner, greener options.

Crandell’s presentation provides an excellent primer on the many applications of continuous insulation based on a comprehensive body of building science knowledge resulting in recent building code and energy code advancements.

For a boat hull, it is best to essentially eliminate wetting potential with the use of a highly water- and vapor- resistive hull, or at least outer coating on the hull, right?

Unlike boats, a building’s walls must have some capability to “breathe” instead of being totally impervious to all forms of water.

Installed Building Products, Inc., an industry-leading installer of insulation and complementary building products, announced the acquisition of Therm-Con, LLCand Foamtech, Inc.