Building Science

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on the operation of HVAC systems to help mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year.

In support of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while driving sustainable innovation, DuPont™ has announced the phased launch of a new, reduced global warming potential (GWP) Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation.

NAHB and the National Association of Realtors have launched a new joint education website, Home Performance Counts, aimed at consumers. The intention of the website is to help the public better understand the rapidly growing high-performance home marketplace and its benefits.

We’re excited to announce that in addition to our monthly e-news publication, we’ve also recently launched two new social media profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn.

This article addresses advancements to the water vapor retarder provisions of the 2021 IBC and IRC.

The ICC recently released its schedule for the development of the 2021 Group A I-Codes and 2022 Group B I-Codes.

Energy efficiency is many things to many people, encompassing a wide range of technologies and approaches, from building insulation or LED lightbulbs to vehicle fuel economy or manufacturing practices.

A renewed need for medium-density housing within and surrounding East Coast cities, and economic pressures following the recent recession, have led to an increased use of economical wood-framed construction in large, multi-story residential buildings.

As mentioned in a prior January 2020 EEBS article (2021 I-Codes Adopt Major Energy Efficiency & Building Science Advancements), many advancements forthcoming in the 2021 ICC family of codes (energy and building codes) were overviewed with the intent to address these advancements individually in future articles.

Without clear definitions the code may be subject to varying interpretations that may depart from the intent. Definitions are important and they have significant technical implications.

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