Energy Efficiency

DowDuPont's highly anticipated split into three companies, set to occur in 2019, will generate nearly $1 billion in research and development funding, DowDuPont chief Ed Breen told CNBC on Thursday.

Homebuilder Barker is leaning toward a design with R-50 exterior walls to make the house as comfortable as possible and to reduce the cost of the mechanical systems. The question is how best to get to that insulation value.

Blower-door-directed air sealing is a method that was developed in the 1980s by weatherization specialists supported by the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), a 42-year-old federal agency that funds air-sealing and insulation work.

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Through 2022, foamed plastic is expected to be the fastest growing insulation product, advancing 4.9% annually.

Thermoseal, llc  announced today that after 4 years of research and development, it has launched 3 new spray foam insulation products including Thermoseal 360, Thermoseal 800 and Thermoseal ONE.

Ryan Myers, program director for RESNET, recently outlined his top priorities for 2019 in an interview with Edward Keegan.  According to the resulting article, Myers most important responsibility is to increase the number of HERS-rated homes in the U.S. above the current level of 200,000.

Insulated metal panels (IMPs) are an exterior cladding system that can be used on virtually any type of facility and are commonly found on industrial-type structures such as storage buildings or warehouses.

Using spray foam insulation in unvented attics, where the orientation and type of insulation applied to the top of the building enclosure has changed from the traditional way, temperature and moisture conditions experienced by various assembly elements will be impacted.

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the STAR Community Rating System, which offers certification for sustainable communities, will be fully integrated into USGBC’s LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities programs.