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...

Four factors to consider when designing a green building

When it comes to designing a green building there are a host of factors planners should look at to help make their project as efficient and sustainable as possible. Here are five considerations planners ought to review up front, according to the website Standard Digital: 1.

Tool takes PULSE of airtightness

The University of Nottingham in England has developed a test for measuring the airtightness of buildings to help eliminate drafts, improve energy efficiency and reduce heating bills. The PULSE test helps establish and minimize the infiltration rate of cold air...

Luxury building achieves platinum status

Luxury building achieves platinum status

Broadstone Waterfront, a new four-story, 259-unit luxury community in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, has earned LEED-H platinum certification. The community is the third development from Alliance Residential to earn the certification level, reports Multi-Housing News Online. Innovative energy efficiency, water conservation...

Maine college completes green energy project

An energy retrofit in one of the oldest buildings on the Unity College campus will improve efficiency, save money and demonstrate how to restore old buildings to meet modern needs, the school said in a news release. The Maine college...

STYROFOAM insulation products achieve sustainability milestone

Products receive UL Environment validation for containing average of 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content.

New advanced refrigeration technology provides clean energy, low utility bills for supermarkets

Second Nature Advansor System reduces greenhouse gas emissions and lowers energy consumption.

Dow partners to commercialize advanced energy-saving sealant for buildings

Dow partners to commercialize advanced energy-saving sealant for buildings

Drafty buildings are a thermostat’s worst enemy. Leaks around windows and a multitude of other breaches in the building envelope can cause heat and air-conditioning systems to run excessively, wasting energy as it continually warms — or cools and dehumidifies — the invading outside air.

Lab revolutionizing commercial refrigerators, clothes dryers

Lab revolutionizing commercial refrigerators, clothes dryers

Lab highlights cutting-edge innovations in building technologies, many in partnership with industry.

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