Building Science

Sustainability advocates have begun to push for new kinds of engineered wood products that can do the same job with less climate impact, and Oregon State University is aiming to take a leadership role in this emerging field.

New apartment and townhouse developments in Fort Collins may be required to take additional steps to protect their residents against fire.

In response to an earlier Energy Efficiency & Building Science News article, Fire Service Takes Issue with Foam Adhesives, the Modular Building Systems Association submitted the following counter-point:

The real reason attic bypasses need to be sealed is that these leaks are carrying away conditioned indoor air by convection.

The Performance Products, division of Huntsman Corporation, will expand its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15%.

Cold snaps and power failures have triggered a moment of truth for advanced energy-efficient homes in the Northeast. JLC talked with some homeowners to find out the facts.

Green building measures are providing substantial benefits in the United Kingdom’s housing sector.

There is a new requirement for all radiant floor slabs in the 2012 IECC. The bottom floor slab must be insulated to an R-3.5 minimum corresponding to Table C403.2.8, Minimum Pipe Insulation.

The President signed a bipartisan omnibus spending bill that provides $1 trillion in discretionary funding for federal programs; here are snapshots of building-construction program funding. 

According to data collected for last October, the average home bill for utilities and essential home services was $246.26. Here's the breakdown of 10 markets where the average bill is decidedly higher.

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