Energy Efficiency & Building Science News

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- 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.

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Installed carefully, this method reduces the potential for condensation because the indoor air is not exposed to cold condensing surfaces. The uninsulated stud wall allows the face of the foam insulation to remain at roughly the same temperature as the indoor air. With little or no condensation, the likelihood

- Energy Efficiency News

The House on Wednesday passed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new regulations unless it provides the scientific data to justify them.

- Energy Efficiency News

In this episode, the Green Police assess innovative products to find simple high-performance solutions for your homes.

- Energy Efficiency News

Dow Chemical Co. is moving ahead with plans to add plastics capacity in North and South America, and is advancing other strategic options as well.

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Insulated buildings don't dry out so well. When water gets in, it stays in and wreaks more mischief. Doing things in the right order and understanding moisture management is not optional anymore.

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The National Association of Manufacturers is pushing the lame-duck Senate to pass the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) to save US manufacturers millions.

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Insulated metal panels (IMPs) are the preferred method of construction for buildings in which refrigerated or other low temperature-controlled interior environments are required. 

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Plastics manufacturers are counting on ethane processing plants tied to natural gas from the Marcellus, Utica and other shale regions in the United States to lift the industry out of its slow-growth pattern.

- Energy Efficiency News

Renewable chemicals developer Genomatica took the #1 spot in the 2014-15 “30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals and Materials” rankings, published today in The Digest.

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The American Wood Council (AWC) has published a new Design for Code Acceptance, “Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction” or DCA 7. 

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Energy-efficiency advocates are asking the state’s high court to review a New Mexico Court of Appeals decision in September that allowed a rollback of New Mexico’s green building code.

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Lauren Hunter takes a look at ZIP System radiant barrier panels – the latest addition to Huber Engineered Wood’s all-in-one sheathing offering. The panels could cool conditioned attic spaces by 30 degrees.

- Energy Efficiency News

The Green Police are back! This time, green building consultants Michael Anschel and Carl Seville show us batt insulation from Roxul that’s made from minerals and recycled materials.

- Energy Efficiency News

Single-family and multifamily homes built in the previous ten years accounted for just 3.2 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S.