Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

- Energy Efficiency News

The Applied Building Technology Group has recently released updated versions of both the Steel Frame Wall Calculator and Wood Frame Wall Calcuator.

- Energy Efficiency News

At the recent IIBEC 2020 Virtual International Convention and Trade Show, Jay H. Crandell, P.E. gave a presentation titled “Applying Recent Building and Energy Code Advancements for Durable and Energy-Efficient Building Enclosures".

- Energy Efficiency News

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on the operation of HVAC systems to help mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year.

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

In support of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while driving sustainable innovation, DuPont™ has announced the phased launch of a new, reduced global warming potential (GWP) Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation.

- Energy Efficiency News

As we reported in January, the Group B 2021 I-Codes contain a number of significant improvements in the realm of energy efficiency and building science.

- Energy Efficiency News

NAHB and the National Association of Realtors have launched a new joint education website, Home Performance Counts, aimed at consumers. The intention of the website is to help the public better understand the rapidly growing high-performance home marketplace and its benefits.

- Energy Efficiency News

We’re excited to announce that in addition to our monthly e-news publication, we’ve also recently launched two new social media profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn.

- Energy Efficiency News

This article addresses advancements to the water vapor retarder provisions of the 2021 IBC and IRC.

- Energy Efficiency News

As we reported in January, the Group B 2021 I-Codes contain a number of significant improvements in the realm of energy efficiency and building science.

- Energy Efficiency News

The ICC recently released its schedule for the development of the 2021 Group A I-Codes and 2022 Group B I-Codes.

- Energy Efficiency News

Energy efficiency is many things to many people, encompassing a wide range of technologies and approaches, from building insulation or LED lightbulbs to vehicle fuel economy or manufacturing practices.

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

DAP’s newest wall & floor sealant, the Sound Block E90, is designed specifically to reduce sound transmission through penetrations in wall and floor systems, as well as improve STC ratings in sound-rated applications.

- Energy Efficiency News

Huntsman Corporation today announced that it has branded its world leading spray polyurethane foam (SPF) Business as Huntsman Building Solutions (HBS).

- Energy Efficiency News

A renewed need for medium-density housing within and surrounding East Coast cities, and economic pressures following the recent recession, have led to an increased use of economical wood-framed construction in large, multi-story residential buildings.

- Energy Efficiency News

Cavity insulation goes between (and is interrupted by) framing whereas continuous insulation is continuous and not interrupted by framing other than fasteners or service openings. 

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