Commercial demand for mineral wool insulation to grow 3.4% annually

Demand for mineral wool insulation in the commercial market is forecast to grow

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

Many companies and private residents are looking for more durable, storm-ready construction.

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so. Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the...

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

The tool was inspired by similar virtual tools, like the car builders seen on many automakers’ websites.

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

An office building in Ontario’s technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada, generating more energy than needed for annual operation. Developers of the new structure anticipates going beyond building industry standards like LEED...

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Built to the rigorous Passive House design principles, the Weinberg Commons reduces energy consumption by more than 50%.

Architects experiment with terracotta in fight against climate change

Architects experiment with terracotta in fight against climate change

Architects have used terracotta for thousands of years – and it turns out the ancient building material could actually combat climate change. Ceramicists, engineers, and architects converged on Buffalo this year for the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) to investigate...

Icynene And Lapolla Industries Complete Merger

Icynene And Lapolla Industries Complete Merger

Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. and Lapolla Industries Inc. announce the completion of their previously announced merger.

Infographic: The science behind sport

There’s a science to sports. From designing Olympic medal winning equipment to developing technologies that lighten the carbon footprint of the Olympic Games, Dow solutions provide many advancements to the sports world.

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

A new rigid foam insulation considered a fit for any vertical construction application where a high-performance building envelop is desired has been unveiled. Foam-Control MAX is a premium-grade architectural graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation developed by ACH Foam Technologies to achieve...

Owens Corning products first certified made with 100% wind-powered electricity

Owens Corning products first certified made with 100% wind-powered electricity

Three types of Owen Corning commercial and residential insulation, independently certified as made with renewable energy, are available for specification and purchase, the company announced. The products represent the first ever to have met the requirements of SCS Global Services’...

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

Precast concrete delivers green-building solution, high performance

Precast concrete delivers green-building solution, high performance

For a growing school district in Berks County, Penn., the time had come recently to build a new elementary school that could accommodate their increased enrollment. The Fleetwood Area School District moved ahead with plans to build a new school...

3D-printed material could makes future homes more energy efficient

3D-printed material could makes future homes more energy efficient

3D printing is still a niche market among consumers. Researchers and scientists have used large-scale 3D printers to produce innovative solutions from which everyone can benefit.  Dutch researchers recently came up with a way to potentially change the way homes are built years from now, reports the Merkle.

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

U.S. unlikely to see deadly ‘green’ building fire like London’s

The deadly fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower last week was fueled by commonly used “green energy” upgrades found on tens of thousands of buildings across the world, sparking concerns that a similar event could happen in the United States....

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Step foot in the Randa Logistics building in the Gateway Commerce Center in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and it appears typical of the giant distribution centers in the area: long aisles of tall shelving with people scurrying about in a...

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