Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.