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%.

Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's soon-to-be tallest building — The Exchange 106 — is on its way to completion as its reinforced concrete core wall is now in place. Rising from the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), the new International Financial District in the Golden...

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...

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

Winter is here. Based on the most recent forecast of heating degree-days from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures this winter (2017) are expected to be colder than last winter across the country. U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts...

New webinar on timber explains strategies for profitable passive design

reThink Wood has released a new webinar on demand that explains strategies for profitable, carbon-neutral design using mass timber while adhering to passive design principles. The webinar, titled “Successful Strategies for Profitable, Carbon-Neutral Designs Using Passive House and Mass Timber,”...

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.

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

The 49-unit building in south Los Angeles will provide homes and supportive services for formerly homeless veterans.

Facades market to experience growth through 2025

Facades market to experience growth through 2025

The global facades market is expected to reach $337.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The facades market is anticipated to grow swiftly over the forecast period owing to the development of advanced...

Report: Energy efficient window market to grow

Report: Energy efficient window market to grow

The global Energy Efficient Windows Market is projected to grow considerably over the next several years, according to a new report. The report by Progressive Markets, titled “Global Energy-Efficient Windows Market- Size, Trend, Share, Opportunity Analysis & Forecast, 2014–2025,” presents...

Infographic: A window to making homes more energy efficient

Developers of single- and multifamily homes these days strive to make them as high performing as possible. Doing so comes with considerable benefits for both builders and buyers: Lower energy expenses Healthier indoor conditions Less maintenance Higher resale values Windows...

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...

New building guidelines show aluminum's green advantage

The Aluminum Association has released the 2017 version of Aluminum in Green Buildings – A Guide to Environmental Declarations. The updated Guidelines detail how life cycle assessments (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPD) are awarded for green building credits in...

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 certification

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 certification

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. The guide, “LEED v4...

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’...

China's sustainable housing options gets boost with energy-efficient bamboo

China's sustainable housing options gets boost with energy-efficient bamboo

China has seen a growth in sustainable housing. To solve a rising crisis of homes being destroyed from natural disasters, rural villages have been quickly building green-roofed homes. They’ve also taken advantage of the large amount of bamboo in the...

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Sustainability and luxury haven’t always gone hand in hand, but Beijing’s new Hotel Éclat is an example of the two worlds colliding in the most wonderful way. As part of the city’s new LEED platinum-certified Parkview Green complex in the...

Kingspan achieves GREENGUARD gold certification

Kingspan achieves GREENGUARD gold certification

Global insulated metal panel manufacturer Kingspan has stamped its claim as a leader in the healthy building market in North America with the recent GREENGUARD gold certification of its products. The certification took effect in August for all current polyisocyanurate...

5 ways to save energy

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

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...

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