Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

- Energy Efficiency News

The market for residential zero-energy buildings grew 59 percent across the United States and Canada last year, according to a new report.

- Energy Efficiency News

CertainTeed’s new SmartFlash ONE roof flashing resin is a one-component, UV-stable, fluid applied solution designed for both steep and low-slope roof flashing details and repairs.

- Energy Efficiency News

Things are heating up for this November’s critical ICC ballot to update America’s Model Energy Code.  Local and state officials recognize the critical role buildings play in sound energy and climate policy, and are signaling their intent to vote. 

- Energy Efficiency News

The United States has long had tax incentives encouraging domestic energy production, for everything from oil and gas to nuclear and wind power. We do this for many reasons: to ensure stable supplies of home-grown power, to make energy more affordable, and to incentivize cleaner, greener options.

- Energy Efficiency News

Crandell’s presentation provides an excellent primer on the many applications of continuous insulation based on a comprehensive body of building science knowledge resulting in recent building code and energy code advancements.

- Energy Efficiency News

For a boat hull, it is best to essentially eliminate wetting potential with the use of a highly water- and vapor- resistive hull, or at least outer coating on the hull, right?

- Energy Efficiency News

Unlike boats, a building’s walls must have some capability to “breathe” instead of being totally impervious to all forms of water.

- Energy Efficiency News

Installed Building Products, Inc., an industry-leading installer of insulation and complementary building products, announced the acquisition of Therm-Con, LLCand Foamtech, Inc.

- Energy Efficiency News

I’m a second-generation home builder working in northeastern Connecticut, and I’ve been building net-zero energy homes for about 10 years. In my early years doing this, I experimented with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and other methods, but these days, I have settled down to a formula based on a cellulose-insulated double stud wall sheathed with plywood on the outside, and a flat attic with deep blown cellulose.

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