Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
The Building Science Branch just released it’s 2014 in Review report. The report concludes the 2015 I-Codes reflect the most advanced building science construction methods and practices to achieve resiliency, safety, innovation and affordability in the built environment.
German healthcare group Bayer has started working on a new corporate set-up for the life-science businesses that will remain when its plastics division is split off, aiming for a new structure at the beginning of next year.
Stepan Co. has sold its Specialty Polyurethanes Systems business to J6 Polymers L.L.C. in a cash deal to focus on its core operations, polyurethane polyols and surfactants.
Dow, CertainTeed, Honeywell and Lapolla Industries are launching new spray-foam products to boost energy efficiency and sustainability.
Here is a look at five problem areas that cause heat loss in colder climates and older homes with some potential solutions to explore.
More clients are expected to pursue performance-based contracts that make energy efficiency a priority and offer financial incentives to teams that achieve predetermined energy use outcomes.
Johns Manville announced the addition of JM Corbond® Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (oc SPF) and JM Corbond® Open-Cell Appendix X Spray Polyurethane Foam to its complete line of building insulation products.
This author states, "the best way to insulate my attic is with inexpensive cellulose or fiberglass insulation applied over an airtight attic floor."
One method of tiny house construction is using bales of hay, which are 75 percent more energy-efficient than common drywall and offer additional protection with limited combustibility.