Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
In some applications, fiberglass insulation, foam insulation, and wood can be replaced by manufactured alternatives that are made from waste materials and select raw materials.
Demand for polyurethane products continues to grow in the U.S., largely propelled by the continued recovery of the construction sector and stringent energy-efficiency standards.
German chemical giant BASF has plans to streamline operations at its paper chemicals business, which will affect approximately 50 jobs across the company's worldwide operations by 2015.
Garland's Aero-Block™ SA self-adhering membranes are engineered to prevent unwanted air, vapor and water from penetrating the building envelope.