Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
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Papers are invited for a Symposium on Performance, Properties and Resiliency of Thermal Insulations to be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 28 & 29, 2020.
Whole-Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is a versatile, multipurpose tool that is used in new building and retrofit design, code compliance, green certification, qualification for tax credits and utility incentives, and real-time building control.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published its affirmative determination that the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will increase energy efficiency in residential buildings.
In a recent submission to Building Enclosures Magazine, PIMA president Justin Koscher briefly examines the impact the latest building codes have on making structures more resilient to natural disasters.
The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center's upcoming webinar on 2018 IECC for Existing Buildings will be held on May 22, 2019 at 12 p.m. CT.
For this home, the trouble had begun with the installation of the drip edge and gutters. One simple oversight started the entire problem: The drip edge was applied too tight to the fascia trim.That meant that the water would run straight down off the roof and wrap around the drip edge.
Q. I'm considering using a layer of rigid EPS foam followed by a screwed-down plywood underlayment on top of the basement slab, but I'm also considering a subfloor system consisting of engineered wood panels that have a molded polyethylene membrane on the underside. Which approach would be better?
In building energy efficiency circles, the terms net zero, zero net energy, carbon neutrality and net carbon neutral are becoming increasingly common when discussing policy trends. However, there is confusion on how they intersect with today’s energy codes.
Insulation is critical to the energy efficiency of a building envelope. While civilizations as early as the Ancient Greeks reportedly utilized asbestos, it was not until the 20th century that major advancements were made in insulative materials. Here's a look at some.
When Colorado architects from the Davis Partnership were designing a new building for the non-profit Shiloh House, they were thrilled to find a polyiso wall insulation solution from Rmax that gave them flexibility to use a variety of external claddings for visual interest without compromising.
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today the release of 800 Series Spin-Glas® Ultra, a fiberglass insulation board with a new polypropylene coated (poly-top) facing.
Kingspan has moved on from its discussions with Recticel over bids for a part or whole of its Belgian rival and sees little hope of a deal being revived, the Irish insulation company’s chief executive said on Friday.
The following article summarizes Chicago’s efforts to adopt much of the 2018 IBC, which is seen as a boon for construction in the city. Of particular interest is the allowance of the “performative method” for projects like energy retrofits.
The following article by Tamlyn focuses on the reasons why it’s new weather-tight houserap boot with self-sealing rubber grommet may be the perfect solution to proper flashing around extruded piping.