Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
EERE's Building Technology Office (BTO) has released its 2018 BTO Peer Review Report and announced the 2019 BTO Peer Review will take place April 15–18, 2019.
This TreeHugger has often written about how we should be building out of sunshine, using natural materials with low upfront carbon emissions in their manufacture. Now Blaine Brownell of Architect Magazine explores bio-based materials for insulation. He notes, as we have, that insulation "is drawing scrutiny and disagreement within sustainable design circles."
Spray foam insulation is an energy efficient solution, which can offer a sizeable return on your client's insulation investment compared to traditional fiberglass insulation. With the money your clients will save in energy costs, the more energy efficient spray foam insulation pays for itself within a few years.
NCI Building Systems, which recently merged with Ply Gem Building Products, will operate as Cornerstone Building Brands, effective May 24, 2019, according to a news release. Cornerstone Building Brands makes and sells windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories.
For the fourth year running, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recognized Covestro LLC with a Responsible Care® Product Safety Award. The company, a leading producer of high-performance polymers in North America, received the award at the ACC's annual Responsible Care®Conference & Expo, held recently in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan Group has made an offer to buy Recticel NV/SA's insulation and flexible foams divisions for $791 million.
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated part of a 2016 EPA rule that made hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) unacceptable for various uses in aerosols, automobile air conditioners, commercial refrigerators, and foams.
The National Energy Codes Conference is the only national event dedicated solely to building energy codes, providing attendees with a great opportunity to network with peers, engage with leading experts, and learn about the latest innovative technologies and solutions in the building sector." This year's event will be in Denver, Colorado May 28–30.
Below are the top ten most read Energy Efficiency & Building Science News headlines for the first quarter of 2019, most of them were from our video series on the “perfect wall”.