Energy efficient homes are in demand because they cost less to run, are more comfortable to live in and enjoy higher resale values. Show your first-time homeowner clients what they need to know to in order to make their first home an energy efficient one.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council have launched a new LEED-centred initiative aimed at ensuring the continued use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings through technical and science-based approaches.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will invest up to $14million in R&D projects for energy efficient technologies designed to help reduce energy loads, save money and create a greener future.
Hot or warm climates like the southern states of the USA can benefit equally as well as their northern counterparts from spray foam insulation. In fact, one area of the typical family home that can benefit from spray foam insulation is the unvented attic.
While LEED and its accreditation is a well understood concept within the building industry, newcomers and your clients mightn't. A new video from the U.S. Green Building Council provides the answers. The short video explains the LEED program and how it's helping to create greener buildings for the future.
Building Genius presents architects, commercial builders and production builders with an insight into the spray foam insulation and building industries across the United States and Canada. With a key focus on building science, codes and standards, burgeoning trends, industry development and news, Building Genius offers an outlook from the spray foam insulation industry leader, Icynene, from the perspective of our top engineers, code specialists and industry experts.