Building Science

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched LEED Zero, a new program that will address net zero operations and resources in buildings.

With the proper considerations during both the planning and building phases, projects stakeholders can help ensure that they create a building that will withstand the elements both on time and on budget.

Efficiency Canada, an operating unit of the Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre, released a new report entitled, "Building a Competitive Economy Through Energy Efficiency," which lays out an energy efficiency strategy for Canada's Budget 2019.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled, Energy Efficiency 2018: Analysis and Outlooks to 2040, which shows that the world's energy intensity fell by 1.7% in 2017, resulting in the smallest improvement to energy efficiency in over a decade.

In 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was tasked by Congress "to define what it would take to achieve immediate occupancy performance codes and standards for all buildings in all types of natural hazards. NIST published the resulting report in August.

Meritage Homes Corporation and Operation Homefront are joining forces to thank a local veteran for his service. U.S. Army Specialist and two-time Purple Heart recipient Herbert Jackson was presented with the keys to a brand new, energy-efficient home.

The finished roof over the first story of the California house will be one sleek, continuous plane when it’s done. However, we had to come up with some unique framing details to keep that clean look while also reducing thermal bridging.

Seek Thermal today announces its Seek Shot and Seek ShotPRO - two powerful handheld thermal cameras built for commercial trade professionals. A previously cost-prohibitive technology, thermal imaging is becoming widely adopted by home and building professionals. 

SWD Urethane is pleased to announce its Quik-Shield 112XC closed cell spray foam product is now Air Barrier Association of American (ABAA) evaluated.

SPFA, the educational and technical resource to the Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) industry, has completed a 5-year update to its ISO-compliant Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for three generic Spray Polyurethane Foam product formulations