Energy Efficiency

Brazilian plastics giant Braskem SA will spend $34 million to build a plant making ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) at its site in La Porte, Texas.

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Johns Manville, a leading supplier of commercial roofing products, announces ENRGY 3.E, the next generation of its time-tested polyisocyanurate (polyiso) product line.

A proposed change to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) could make it considerably easier for architects and engineers to make buildings more energy efficient. 

On June 30, The Dow Chemical Company will begin construction of its previously announced world-scale ethylene production facility.

Bayer will highlight its material offerings for applications ranging from lighting, daylighting, insulation and security glazing to polyurethane coatings for kitchen cabinets, floors and walls during The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Expo 2014.

The House on Monday gave voice vote approval to legislation that would boost energy efficiency in schools and federal buildings.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control unveiled its first list of consumer products, including sprayfoam with di-isocyanates, that manufacturers might need to refashion with safer chemicals or stop selling in the state entirely.

HUD and the USDA are proposing to update their energy codes for single and multifamily housing to the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007, respectively.

Fiber glass and mineral wool insulation is installed in 90% of homes in the United States.