Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

- Energy Efficiency News

ProtectoR HD High Density Polyiso Cover Board by John’s Manville provides excellent protection and can save time and expense for contractors.

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

Effective June 1, 2019, DuPont Performance Building Solutions will reinforce the trusted performance of Tyvek® Commercial products in combination with the durable thermal properties of STYROFOAM™ and THERMAX™ through the new DuPont Commercial Wall2 Ten Year Product and Labor Warranty.

- Energy Efficiency News

Starting in 2020, houses in California will be required to include solar panels on the roof, with the goal that the house, taking on-site power generation into consideration, will produce about as much electricity each year as it uses.

- Energy Efficiency News

The new Myrtle Beach Middle School in Myrtle Beach, S.C., offers a vision of the future, in both its eye-catching design and award-winning performance.

- Energy Efficiency News

How can the skin of a building function more like human skin? Doris Sung, Associate Professor of Architecture at USC, is tackling this question by developing some innovative building materials that utilize “thermo bi-metal,” a unique, dual-alloy metal that responds to heat and cold. 

- Energy Efficiency News

Tom Walker of British Plastics and Rubber says that “One trend in the [British] construction market is the use of pre-fabricated Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS).

- Energy Efficiency News

PermaBase CI Insulated Cement Board was created to provide durability and insulation in one lighter- weight package, says National Gypsum Co.

- Energy Efficiency News

Construction costs enter the discussion during the development of all building codes. In recent years, the energy code has received particular scrutiny and criticism due to a series of substantial energy-efficient improvements from the 2006 to 2012 versions.

- Energy Efficiency News

With the acquisition of Parex, Sika will expand its product portfolio for the building finishing market, further strengthening its world leader position in construction chemicals, and reaching sales in excess of CHF 8 billion for 2019.