Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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- Energy Efficiency News

Why would a company support regulation that would ban its own products? To be sure, ethics and responsibility played a role, but so did a desire to influence the regulatory process. 

- Energy Efficiency News

Because of spray polyurethane foam’s unique attributes, the material is widely recognized as an optimal solution for unvented attics, as well as for roofing, walls and ceilings. 

- Energy Efficiency News

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that one "green-building" concept gaining prominence is the net zero–energy building, which generates as much renewable energy as is necessary onsite.

- Energy Efficiency News

A new ICC policy requires a code change proponent indicate whether the code change proposal will increase the cost of construction and substantiate the cost impact.

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

The supply chain has changed dramatically since the recession, making the same old way of doing things no longer good enough. 

- Energy Efficiency News

Michael Anschel has hopes that architectural panels will soon help fill a need in residential building. In this segment, he and Carl Seville look at Dri-Design wall panels made from recyclable materials like aluminum, zinc, and copper.

- Energy Efficiency News

Rep. Michaud sent a letter to the President stating, “I respectfully request that you act to better link performance standards with federal funding opportunities, rewarding states and other grantees that pursue cost effective projects with extended lifespans.”

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

Following seven years of slow and uneven growth in demand and pricing, 2015 will be the strongest year yet for cold-formed steel and related products.

- Energy Efficiency News

BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant.

- Energy Efficiency News

LIQUIDARMOR™ -CM Flashing and Sealant is a sprayable, waterborne coating to be used as joint sealant and window flashing for Dow’s commercial wall systems.

- Energy Efficiency News

An engineer looks at the savings that can be had by going from 16- to 24-inch spacing of wall studs.

- Energy Efficiency News, Framing News

When it comes to the supply chain, home builders often are their own worst enemy. 

- Energy Efficiency News

The 2014 CAMX Steering Committee has awarded Composite Panel Systems with the first-ever Unsurpassed Innovation CAMX Award.

- Energy Efficiency News

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said on Wednesday that there is a "good chance" the new GOP majority will bring forward his energy efficiency bill as early as January.

- Energy Efficiency News

During the 2000s, nearly half of the world’s new buildings were erected in China, according to a National Resources Defense Council study. Yet only five percent of them met China’s energy efficiency standards.