Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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APA-The Engineered Wood Association, often in the past, has used dramatic and traumatic photos to imply, without any direct evidence, that competing products are substandard in some manner.

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U.S. plywood producers claim a competing product from Brazil has a high risk of failure in major hurricanes, but consumers can’t tell because the imported wood is falsely certified as structurally sound.

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Kingspan recently introduced Kooltherm K9 Internal Insulation Board, a premium performance insulation product used for interior exposed application on basement, crawlspace, attic and habitable space walls.

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A little over four years ago, SBC Magazine launched Energy Efficiency & Building Science News (EEBS), to reach various groups associated with the building construction trades in an effort to put valuable and timely information in their hands.

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In this article we’ll present the two methods that work together to achieve compliance with modern energy code air leakage requirements.

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The market for residential zero-energy buildings grew 59 percent across the United States and Canada last year, according to a new report.

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CertainTeed’s new SmartFlash ONE roof flashing resin is a one-component, UV-stable, fluid applied solution designed for both steep and low-slope roof flashing details and repairs.

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Things are heating up for this November’s critical ICC ballot to update America’s Model Energy Code.  Local and state officials recognize the critical role buildings play in sound energy and climate policy, and are signaling their intent to vote. 

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The United States has long had tax incentives encouraging domestic energy production, for everything from oil and gas to nuclear and wind power. We do this for many reasons: to ensure stable supplies of home-grown power, to make energy more affordable, and to incentivize cleaner, greener options.

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Crandell’s presentation provides an excellent primer on the many applications of continuous insulation based on a comprehensive body of building science knowledge resulting in recent building code and energy code advancements.

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For a boat hull, it is best to essentially eliminate wetting potential with the use of a highly water- and vapor- resistive hull, or at least outer coating on the hull, right?

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Unlike boats, a building’s walls must have some capability to “breathe” instead of being totally impervious to all forms of water.

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Installed Building Products, Inc., an industry-leading installer of insulation and complementary building products, announced the acquisition of Therm-Con, LLCand Foamtech, Inc.

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I’m a second-generation home builder working in northeastern Connecticut, and I’ve been building net-zero energy homes for about 10 years. In my early years doing this, I experimented with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and other methods, but these days, I have settled down to a formula based on a cellulose-insulated double stud wall sheathed with plywood on the outside, and a flat attic with deep blown cellulose.

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Halo Exterra, a foam board insulation for above-grade exterior insulation applications is also designed to be a water-resistive barrier (which means that no building paper needs to be used).

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