Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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Prices of OSB have dipped to their lowest levels in 2-1/2 years in most producing regions, but the North Central region has established a strong premium compared to other areas. 

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A new study puts global insulation demand squarely on the map at 24.9 billion square meters of R-1 value by 2018. This marks a significant turnaround for the market since the 2008-2013 period, indicating a growth rate of 5.0%

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Polyurethane foam leader General Plastics spotlights thermal insulation blocks for precast/tilt-up wall panels, continuum of custom-cut structural thermal isolation solutions.

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The International Union of Architects adopted a plan called the “2050 Imperative” to phase out carbon emissions from the building sector by 2050. 

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has preliminarily determined that the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would improve energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code compared to the 2012 edition.

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Masco Corp.,moving to streamline its building-products empire, unveiled plans on Tuesday to spin off a division that installs insulation and other third-party products in newly built homes, throwing in the towel on a two-decade effort to develop that business.

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Bruce Harley, technical director of Conservation Services Group, and author of Insulate and Weatherize, answers the question: What's the best way to insulate a knee wall?

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Achieving the airtight passive house that uses less energy through superior trapping of heat and cool air is a far more difficult feat is harsh climates.

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A group of students and faculty members from the University of Tennessee has reinterpreted an 80-year-old regional housing model and updated it with smart design, sustainable materials and high-performance construction.