Industry News

- Energy Efficiency News

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?

- Energy Efficiency News

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

- Energy Efficiency News

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

- Energy Efficiency News

I’m a second-generation home builder working in northeastern Connecticut, and I’ve been building net-zero energy homes for about 10 years. In my early years doing this, I experimented with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and other methods, but these days, I have settled down to a formula based on a cellulose-insulated double stud wall sheathed with plywood on the outside, and a flat attic with deep blown cellulose.

- Energy Efficiency News

Halo Exterra, a foam board insulation for above-grade exterior insulation applications is also designed to be a water-resistive barrier (which means that no building paper needs to be used).

- Energy Efficiency News

Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in full system facades, prefabrication, air barriers, coatings, and restoration solutions, has recently introduced StoTherm ci Mineral, the only U.S. decorative and protective high-performance exterior wall system with the unique advantages of mineral wool.

- Energy Efficiency News

In the U.S., our understanding of air leakage through building envelopes has evolved over the course of 100 years or more.

- Industry News

A little over three-and-a-half million kids are among the graduates of America's public and private high schools in 2018, and it's expected that just over 3 million will enroll in degree-granting post-high school institutions in the Fall, according to the Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for Education Statistics.

- Industry News

Builders FirstSource, Inc. reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2019.