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.
A large Portland/Seattle-based builder has predicted 10 major developments are to occur this year within the US high-performance building industry. If true, the predictions will most like have a significant impact on the entire building industry.
Open-cell spray foam can be used to successfully deliver sustainable, high-performance results. Incorporating open-cell spray foam, such as Icynene’s LD-C-50, into a sustainable building can have a tremendous impact on achieving the core sustainable strategies of energy efficiency, moisture management and whole building design.
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.