Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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Insulation is critical to the energy efficiency of a building envelope. While civilizations as early as the Ancient Greeks reportedly utilized asbestos, it was not until the 20th century that major advancements were made in insulative materials. Here's a look at some.

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When Colorado architects from the Davis Partnership were designing a new building for the non-profit Shiloh House, they were thrilled to find a polyiso wall insulation solution from Rmax that gave them flexibility to use a variety of external claddings for visual interest without compromising.

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Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today the release of 800 Series Spin-Glas® Ultra, a fiberglass insulation board with a new polypropylene coated (poly-top) facing.

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Kingspan has moved on from its discussions with Recticel over bids for a part or whole of its Belgian rival and sees little hope of a deal being revived, the Irish insulation company’s chief executive said on Friday.

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The following article summarizes Chicago’s efforts to adopt much of the 2018 IBC, which is seen as a boon for construction in the city. Of particular interest is the allowance of the “performative method” for projects like energy retrofits.

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The following article by Tamlyn focuses on the reasons why it’s new weather-tight houserap boot with self-sealing rubber grommet may be the perfect solution to proper flashing around extruded piping.

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The newest ICC Sustainability Membership Council subcommittee is calling all interested parties and industry experts to attend a new event on May 28 that will dive into the future of energy efficiency and decarbonization, and that will be held adjacent to the 2019 National Energy Codes Conference.

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Soprema has launched a new line of products to address “cool roof” designs to increase the energy efficiency of a building’s roof.  Released under the brand ALSAN, these products will also be marketed to extend the life of other roof building products.

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The most common mistakes – the places where installers need to always pay attention – are reverse flashing, improper cuts, poor surface prep, and not properly seating the flashing on the substrate.