Energy Efficiency

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have helped develop a type of building insulation that combines vacuum panel cores and rigid foam. The new composite boards have double the thermal performance per inch of insulation now on the market.

stok, a global real-estate service provider, released a report that outlines the financial benefits to owner-occupants and tenants that invest in high-performance buildings and concludes from its analysis that these benefits can produce significant positive impacts on a company’s bottom line.

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced Demilec (USA) Inc. as the winner of the 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Demilec's winning entry is Heatlok® HFO.

The operators of Indigo Hall retirement community have secured the incorporation of the highest quality materials, mechanical systems, and energy-efficient design features into the buildings of the facility. Included in these features was the application of high-quality insulation

These are the top ten most read Energy Efficiency & Building Science News headlines of Q3 2018.

With most manufacturers’ wall panels, the exact same panels are used for either orientation. However, there are key differences in how the supporting wall system must be designed to accommodate the panel direction.

Kingspan Insulation utilised several custom insulation solutions including a proprietary software to address the technical challenges of the RAC Arena project in Perth, WA.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 209-2018, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is the product of a half-decade of inertia within the building design and construction community toward leveraging energy modeling a design tool through a project.

Recently, two seven-story, mid-rise residential buildings located in the heart of Manhattan were in need of some TLC (and spray foam) to keep the spaces energy-efficient, impermeable, and comfortable to live in.

When a homebuilder heard there was an affordable new tape-and-panel, code-compliant way to put up housewrap, reflective insulation, and OSB sheathing in a single pass, he was all ears.