Building Science

Water, air, and vapor are harder to quantify than heat which is why the code spends less time discussing them.  But if your wall fails to control them, all the insulation in the world won’t help.

Icynene-Lapolla, the global supplier and manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient building envelope solutions, today announced it has named Doug Kramer its Chief Executive Officer.

Today is a great day to get started on a plan to reduce how much energy your home uses and make that energy cleaner. Making a plan will help you decide where to start. Here's a list of things to tackle.

Q: What are the best insulation strategies for a lakefront cottage that was never insulated? This place has a crawl space that allows access to the underside of the floor joists, and the walls are stud construction that can be accessed by removing some of the exterior wood siding.

Demand for polyurethane across NAFTA grew by about 4.4 percent per year between 2014 and 2016. Growth between 2016 and 2018 is continuing at that level or higher. Compounded annual growth in the US was closer to 4.6 percent.

Owens Corning’s building science experts joined Canyon Insulation, Res-Com Insulation, Inc. insulation contractors and Kreysler & Associates custom fabricators to consult on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building.

Minarc has developed their mnmMOD panels, a prefab product manufactured in Los Angeles using a blend of recycled steel and Cradle to Cradle-certified expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation to create a wood-free structural insulated panel (SIP).

Significant growth in the construction sector supported by rapid urbanization and industrialization will be a key impetus for structural insulation panels market growth, slated to go beyond 590 million-dollar mark by 2024.

Below are the top 10 most read Energy Efficiency & Building Science News headlines of 2018.  The top stories ranged across a broad spectrum of issues from in-depth analysis of fundamental building science to practical insulation installation tips

The house that Joel and Barb Mielke built for their retirement checks a lot of boxes. Here’s how they did it.