Energy Efficiency

One of the many ways to lower HERS scores is to use products like LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing above the attic. For example, installing radiant barrier roof sheathing can lower a home’s ERI score by three points in some climate zones.

This presentation will review the definitions, types, testing, installation and industry requirements around Air Barriers. It will also touch on a new delivery method for an Air Barrier system that can increase your revenue.

A utility is building a house where the walls have a double layer of insulation, and the attic has 16 inches of blown-in cellulose atop a layer of spray-foam insulation — 30 to 40 percent more insulation than found in the attic of a typical home.

Building a new home comes with an array of choices — and, in some cases, compromises between couples that result in multiple heating systems — but it’s what’s behind the drywall and the siding that influences future comfort and financial well-being the most, according to Efficiency Vermont.

Does the performance of a building have a direct impact on a school and the learning that goes there? Well, yes, if the comfort of the students and faculty is compromised.

The Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing two funding opportunities: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2018 and Solid-State Lighting Research.

Phoenix Haus is making efficient building more scalable by removing the hurdles and stumbling blocks of assembly design and clearing the way for their customers to execute a successful project.

John Madden Company (JMC) just closed on an energy efficiency project that will result in 30 percent energy savings for two buildings in their portfolio at no cost to JMC, and it will be cost-neutral to their tenants starting on day one.

ASHRAE has published a standard describing a methodology to apply building energy modeling throughout the design process.

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published the findings from research conducted to support the development of a calculation methodology for determining the U-factors and R-values for wall assemblies containing cold-formed steel.