Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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BASF has been investing more of its money and management energy outside Germany, especially in the United States. And the company’s reasons for doing that help illustrate why the German industrial economy has been losing momentum.

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Did you know that Energy Star Day is Oct. 28? Energy- efficient homes come in a wide range of styles and sizes, here are six prime examples.

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Enertia’s unique double-shell building system utilizes the heat-storing capacity of solid wood walls and the constant temperature of the soil to turn the house into a “heat pump.”

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When Mr. Wilson approached Rob Smith, president of e2 Homes, about building a water-efficient, net-zero energy home with no drywall or wood on the first floor for one-third less than another builder’s bid, e2 Homes rose to the challenge. 

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Autodesk unveiled several new sustainable design applications on Autodesk Labs, the AEC and media software company’s testing site.

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Huntsman Corp. posted higher third-quarter earnings, despite an unplanned outage at its Port Neches plant that cut into the company’s polyurethane production and slashed sales volumes.

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The long-term success of cracker plants depends on the plastics and technology sectors' ability to create demand for polyethylene and ethane.

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The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rose 2.2 points to 55.2 in September, marking the fifth-straight month of growth in design activity. The institutional sector showed the largest gain during the month.

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Some homebuilders have been offering high-performance homes to their buyers for years, others are just gearing up their green building programs or offering energy-efficient upgrades, and many are still waiting for a reason to jump on the bandwagon.