Energy Efficiency

In certain tight situations, the spray gun (or can) will not fit, so Chris Green of New Milford, Conn., came up with an easy solution using a scrap piece of electrical wire.

California’s largest net-zero-energy housing development is coming next year to the Central Valley.

The Superior Walls Xi Plus wall systems selected by the Hermitage Club construction team include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the townhomes.

It used to be that high-performance building was a niche market. Achieving energy efficiencies seemed a hurdle too high to get over and too costly to afford. Not anymore.

One solution could come in the form of eco-building materials that utilize natural substances known to have a positive effect on indoor air quality, Greenovate! Europe said.

Maine’s glut of softwood fiber created by closed paper mills makes the state an ideal location for a factory that can produce insulation board from wood.

The Race to Zero inspires collegiate students to become the next generation of building science professionals through a design challenge for zero energy ready buildings.

Both U-factor and R-value are measures of a material’s insulating performance. The former is a measurement of heat transfer; the latter measures heat resistance.

Follow these tips by Johns Manville to ensure that your house is energy-efficient this winter.

The Passive approach boils down to five building science principles that provide homeowners with predictable performance, unmatched comfort, superb air quality, and resiliency in the face of power outages due to winter storms or summer blackouts.