Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) technical staff worked with the Brick Industry Association to prepare an International Residential Code (IRC) code change to address the attachment of brick veneers through up to four (4) inches of foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS).
One baseball backstop supplier notes that it protects fans from stray or foul balls. In the realm of energy code compliance, a building envelope backstop is needed for similar reasons.
A major benchmark is net-zero energy ready performance. This is best achieved by creating a building that is very efficient in conserving energy first.
It is well known that buildings consume more energy than the transportation or industry sectors, accounting for nearly 40 percent of total U.S. energy use.
PIMA partnered with SPEER (South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource) to deliver an educational webinar on the code requirements for Polyiso CI used in exterior residential wall construction.
Installed Building Products, Inc. , an industry-leading installer of insulation and complementary building products, announced the acquisitions of Northeast Spray Insulation, Inc., and Minnesota Spray-Foam Insulation.
Despite its reputation for being one of the most volatile commodity wood products, OSB is on pace to record the smallest trading range in its history.
The Home Depot recently reported that they will begin phasing out certain chemicals, used in carpets and rugs, on December 31, 2019 for both the U.S. and Canada markets.