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NAHB Study: Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

At least one third of single family and multifamily builders who were surveyed said that green building is a significant portion of their overall activity.

Building a perfect wall

EEBA presentation to detail how thermal envelope contributes to high-performance homes

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Timber's popularity growing within commercial construction

Research, testing and new codes could accelerate development of taller wooden buildings

App designed to give insulation contractors more control on jobsite

Technology from Icynene provides technical services support to growing network of licensed installers across the United States.

ICFs key in new Louisville high-performance hotel

Forms provide critical insulation, speed up construction process to help Holiday Inn Express capitalize on Derby business.




Energy saving sliding glass door designed for large spaces

Available in large sizes and a variety of configurations, the door for commercial and residential applications features easy operation and simple modular installation.




6 Fox Blocks ICF projects recognized for efficiency

ICF Builder awards showcase the advantage of building with insulated concrete forms.

QuadCore insulated panel 'a quantum leap' forward

New Kingspan technology, carrying a 40-year thermal performance warranty, focuses on improving the building envelope.

High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.




Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.




Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.




Sustainable timber product used to create carbon negative window frames

Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.




Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

Despite some reservations in the green building community, spray foam has become one of the top options for creating a tight building envelope for better home performance.




Sustainably produced membranes keep water out of the building envelope

A high performance home starts from the ground up. Keeping water and air out of the places it doesn't belong in the home's envelope goes a long way to make the home more durable and comfortable, not to mention more efficient.




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