Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
In recent trends we see that urban population and urban centers are growing, the millennials don’t tend to have a lot of money to buy single family homes, and they’re more environmentally minded so multifamily has been that kind of bright stop in all markets moving forward.
From affordable student housing to high-infill offices, a rapidly accelerating building trend is the proliferation of zero energy buildings.
Polyiso is a closed-cell, rigid foam board insulation used primarily on the roofs and walls of offices, health facilities, warehouses, retail and industrial manufacturing facilities and educational institutions.
An architect named Tyler Stewart Rogers, argued that insulation was not the problem; indoor humidity was. He proposed a two-part solution: vapor barriers and attic ventilation.
ASHRAE and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.
There’s a sweeping wave of synthetic, fabricated materials being used more frequently in construction, and this is a paradigm shift in construction.
The code development process for the 2021 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are coming to a close.
GAF announced plans to open a new polyisocyanurate manufacturing plant in New Columbia, Pennsylvania, that is expected to create at least 35 skilled manufacturing and office jobs.
The State of New York has launched the NYStretch Energy Code 2020, a statewide model building code that communities can voluntarily adopt to reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Contractors and builders continue to find themselves at odds with environmental activists when it comes to changing local building codes.
Each year and each code cycle we get closer to developing requirements that will lead to truly energy efficient buildings. But there continues to be a lag between what the codes say and actual good building practice, especially when it comes to thermal bridging.
A growing number of states are showing US leadership on clean energy by adopting energy-saving rules for buildings, appliances, and vehicles, according to the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).