Energy Efficiency

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have reintroduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, better known as Portman-Shaheen.

When constructing a new home, it’s important to take the whole-house approach when considering your insulation needs. 

Optimization experts can now model any home from the blueprints and find the perfect mix of building options that provide their customer with the maximum savings from the first day.

When facility executives are faced with the important decision of selecting roofing insulation for a project, there are several critical factors that must be considered.

The roofing manufacturer GAF has announced that its EnergyGuard Polyiso insulation board has been certified for recycled content by GreenCircle Certified.

There’s increasing evidence that moisture is one of the biggest enemies to builders. Mismanaged moisture can lead to premature structural deterioration, shorten the life of exterior claddings and paints, foster mold, rot, and insect infestation — not to mention lead to costly litigation.

A spray polyurethane foam insulation said to be the first to eliminate ozone depletion and reduce the impact of global warming has been enhanced by Houston-based Lapolla Industries Inc.

ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.

BASF SE has completed a capacity increase of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) production facilities at the company´s Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium.

While energy efficiency is a consideration when developers and architects propose and erect newer buildings, the vast majority of Chicagoans live in older homes that are energy intensive.