Energy Efficiency

Today CI is virtually required in commercial construction.  But residential walls, typically framed with wood, not steel, have less of an issue with thermal bridging.  So is the use of CI on these types of structures worth it?  Absolutely! 

Demilec® Inc. announces Heatlok HFO has been nominated for the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 Best of IBS Award in the Best Green Building Product category.

By improving the building envelope, energy loss can be reduced and Kingspan has expanded its insulation product lines over the past 2 years to continue to offer the market a wide variety of solutions for wood frame, steel frame, residential and commercial construction.

DuPont Performance Building Solutions is promoting a combined, more robust portfolio for the marketplace across Dow and DuPont, including industry-leading brands such as DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope and STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) as part of one offering.

Heatlok HFO High Lift, Demilec’s first product to leverage ultra-low global warming potential blowing agent, combines an R-value of 7.5 with a 6.5” lift to achieve an R-49 in a single pass. Spray IRC ceiling insulation code in less time than ever before.

Most cavity insulation products are very effective at minimizing sound transmission.  Therefore, use continuous insulation to keep warm and insulate the cavities to reduce noise!

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jack Reed (D-RI) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage state-driven energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce energy costs for low-income households.

FPInnovations, in collaboration with 475 High Performance Building Supply wants to expose the market to wood fibre insulation products through demonstration buildings to accelerate their acceptance into Canadian and other North American markets.

Here is a quick snapshot of Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance's (SPFA) recent efforts.

"All homes need a certain amount of fresh air," said Keith Saunders, a Home Comfort Specialist with Larry Janesky's Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut. "But we usually find most homes, especially older homes, leak more than two to three times what they should."