Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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There is a wide array of promotional efforts taking place in the market every day, making discernment key for all of us as we consume information. Shear wall performance tests by Clemson University and the University of Oklahoma have been promoted as authoritative sources of wood structural panel (WPS) performance testing. 

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DowDuPont Inc. today announced that it has completed the separation of its Materials Science Division through the spin-off of Dow Inc. Dow begins "regular way" trading tomorrow on the NYSE under the symbol "DOW."

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The latest study of recent and prospective home buyers (people who purchased a home in the last three years or are planning to do so in the next three years) suggests that the average buyer is willing to pay an additional $8,728 for a home in order to save $1,000 annually in utilities.

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Q: What’s the best way to add insulation to the outside of my house? A: Thee best approach  is to apply extruded polystyrene foam to the outside walls, then the siding. This kind of foam is completely waterproof and retains insulation values quite well over time.

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Recently, Bennett and his team were tasked with the insulation project of TIDES South Sound, a newly constructed residential building comprised of 24 state-of-the-art units facing the Caribbean Sea in South Sound, Grand Cayman for which open-cell and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam was specified.

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The latest study of recent and prospective home buyers (people who purchased a home in the last three years or are planning to do so in the next three years) provided insight into energy efficiency preferences.

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Meritage Homes, the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., is leading the charge in energy-efficient building by opening CitySquare, a first-of-its-kind condominium community in the heart of Irvine's Business Complex.

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Since 2000, Mandala Custom Homes has been designing, prefabricating, and shipping building packages all over the U.S. and Canada—90% are for single-family homes, the rest are for public and commercial spaces, such as retreat centers, yoga studios, and interpretive centers.

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New developments have been made in the study of transparent wood, which first made waves in March 2016 when Swedish researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology discovered that they were able to remove the lignin in wood, the molecule that makes it rigid and dark in color, and replace it with epoxy.