Energy Efficiency

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.

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.

An energy subsidy system which benefits more than 2,000 key players in Germany's heavy industry sector including BASF and ThyssenKrupp AG is being investigated by the European Union.

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

The first official study on the true impact of energy efficiency measures installed in British households indicates that the financial savings have been around half the amount promised.

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

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