Building Science

Recently opened Dearing Elementary School in Texas, which creates more energy than the building consumes, was lauded for its net-zero design.

The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) has published an update to “A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies.”

In this presentation, we talk about the 6 key characteristics of high performance buildings, and how you can achieve these performance standards without increasing project costs. 

Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehicles -- and at prices potentially far cheaper than today’s silicon-based panels.

The EcoSmart Panels are the third generation of USG's Sheetrock Brand wallboards, and maintain their 5/8-inch-thin profile and durability, according to the company.

A home with a fantastic thermal envelope and high efficiency mechanical systems which is also riddled with prematurely failing building materials and systems is NOT green or sustainable. Green and sustainable homes must be durable homes.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced it has renewed its accreditation of DrJ Engineering LLC to conduct ISO/IEC 17065 product certification with a significantly expanded scope.

SOPREMA product data and customized specifications are now available through ARCOM’s software platforms to architects, engineers and design professionals.

This article explores local efforts to promote high performance and net-zero construction in Minneapolis and St. Paul, focusing on a tighter building envelope.

The following article explores aNew Hampshire homebuilder who recently started exploring greater energy efficient construction and is now attempting to build affordable net-zero homes.