Building Science

When considering typical 2×6 construction under the IECC 2012, most builders will likely default to a minimum R-5 on the exterior side and batt-filled cavities to achieve the ‘20+5’ option.

An environmental and public health watchdog group known for its campaigns against PVC and phthalates is shuttering its national campaigns to focus on grassroots activism and training.

Polyurethane innovator General Plastics Manufacturing Company has added new products to its premier LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series.

The State of California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has added the chemical diisononyl phthalate (DINP) to the Proposition 65 list.

Arkema has patented the use of Forane® 1233zd as a blowing agent in the manufacture of polyurethane foams. 

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) includes new language that provides unambiguous direction on how the energy code provisions apply to roof repair, roof recover and roof replacement.

Thanks to a partnership between CFS Green Homes and the Reata Foundation, home owners across the nation will now be able to look forward to having an ultra energy efficient residential home

Floyd E. Kellam High School decided to give their school a complete makeover by constructing a new, state-of-the art facility that included optimal insulation.

NAHB recently published the latest construction cost survey, which shows that the average home was built on 14,359 square feet of land, had 2,607 square feet of finished area, and sold for $399,532.

In recent years, consumption volumes of promising energy-saving wall materials and rigid polyurethane foam have shown rapid growth rates in China. 

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