Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
Kingspan Insulated Panels announced that several of its products are now available in the Building Systems Design (BSD) SpecLink-E platform, one of the industry leaders in the spec-writing software field.
Knauf Insulation, Inc. (KINA), a leading manufacturer of glass mineral wool insulation, announced today that industry veteran Matthew Parrish has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.
According to the NYC Urban Green Council, building owners often have their problem areas identified, but are unaware of the existing solutions.
If a property owner is considering an upgrade to improve energy efficiency, a building envelope inspection is recommended first.
For flat roofs, spray polyurethane foam is an excellent option to consider. It consists of two components (resin and polyisocyanurate) joined together with heat and pressure, which react to rise and form a solid surface.
Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation.
Did you know that 3/4" Advantech subfloor panel isn't supported once framing members are further apart than 19.8"? See the solution here.
At a moment when LEED is pivoting toward an increasingly more stringent certification model based on an integration of strategies and measured performance (utilizing the emerging arc platform), the 2018 IgCC is poised to fill the necessary role of setting a minimum standard for energy and environmental design.
The ways in which liquid and vapor move through our building envelopes are complex, and even today not completely understood; but the fact that lots of water can (and does) move through porous building materials is a phenomenon that rules over so much of the way we build.