Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in full system facades, prefabrication, air barriers, coatings, and restoration solutions, has recently introduced StoTherm ci Mineral, the only U.S. decorative and protective high-performance exterior wall system with the unique advantages of mineral wool.

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In the U.S., our understanding of air leakage through building envelopes has evolved over the course of 100 years or more.

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Today, it is well understood that controlling air leakage through building envelopes by proper use of air sealing materials and methods is crucial for many reasons.

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Thermal bridges in walls can reduce the overall performance of a building. In addition, ignoring thermal bridges can result in significantly over-estimated building performance and moisture condensation ultimately leading to corrosion, mold, rot and more.

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The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), known as the nation’s third busiest airport, has been undergoing a major overhaul that requires adherence to strict city building codes.

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The Governor of Colorado’s signing of HB10-126 is notable because Colorado is a home rule state. While this bill would allow jurisdictions to retain some freedom regarding their energy bill, it would also require them to use one of the model energy codes that were developed and published within the last decade.

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The DOE recently released its preliminary determination of energy savings for residential buildings in the 2018 IECC.

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To provide a relaxing and healthy living space while keeping heating and cooling costs low, Jon and Rachel required a highly energy efficient insulation solution.

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Architects are increasingly turning to cool-roof technologies as a fundamental climate adaptation strategy. Simply defined, a cool roof is more reflective and less heat absorptive than a typical roof.

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Research has shown that following a disaster, roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen and 90 percent fail within a year if they can’t resume operations within five days.

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Learn from experts like builder Mike Guertin, who shares his best tips and methods on everything from vent flashing to common errors in the process.

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Carpenter Tim Holton describes a project in which his team added a sunroom to the back of a client’s home, and the site’s unique requirements made a piered foundation with deck-style footings the best solution.

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The 2019 Annual Builder Practices Survey, which had more than 1,600 homebuilder participants this year, provides some powerful insight into the thermal products market in the U.S.

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Research has shown that following a disaster, roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen and 90 percent fail within a year if they can’t resume operations within five days.

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DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS), a global business unit of DuPont, announced that it has once again received the “A,A” Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes, the home building industry’s gold standard for recognizing world-class performance.

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