Search Results for: energy efficiency

ICF construction assembly title page

Energy Saving Foundations

The building foundation is at the core of a safe and secure home environment for our families. As the base of all structures, foundations provide the stability needed to create a solid and healthy environment. Some builders are...

SPF Beyond Energy Insulation

Previous issues of Modern Materials have examined some of the myriad advantages to specifying spray polyurethane foam (SPF), especially its insulation value and air barrier qualities. This spray-applied, insulating foam plastic...

Water Efficiency

The excessive use of water drawn from both surface and underground sources has led to a deficit in this precious resource. Various water-efficiency measures (e.g. low-flow fixtures, sensors, use of non-potable water for...

Plastic Pipes & Energy

Plastics play a vital role in providing dependable piping service. In applications such as landscape irrigation systems, drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and sewage transport, polymer-based products can offer myriad...

SBIC as an Energy Resource

Now that sustainability has lost its ‘fringe’ status and has become accepted in the mainstream, building industry leaders are trying to deepen their awareness about the many diverse facets of environmentally responsible and...

Plastics And The 2005 Energy Policy Act

Plastics And The 2005 Energy Policy Act – Possible Tax Credits For Foam Insulation With the price of oil hovering between $60 and $70 a barrel, energy costs could remain quite high for the foreseeable future. For...

How Do You Build a Hurricane Resistant House?

Extreme-weather events have become more frequent in recent years across the United States. In August 2020, Hurricane Laura struck the Louisiana-Texas coast with 150 mph winds. It was a reminder of recent hurricanes — from...

YouTube Playlist Selector Image

Green Building Solution Videos

Green Building Solution Videos Watch interviews from DOE Solar Decathlon 2015 for green construction tips and energy efficient building pointers. See past energy efficiency DOE Solar Decathlon winners using spray foam...

Energy Efficient Roof

Roofing Materials & Membranes

Single-Ply Vinyl Roofing Membranes Roofing membranes made of vinyl and other single-ply technologies have brought about revolutionary change in roofing specification and installation over the past 30 years, offering a clean,...