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.
Spray foam insulation can be used in hot, humid climates such as those in the southern states of the USA just as effectively as homes in northern, colder climates. One architect firm from Austin, Texas has identified some tips other architects can consider when designing for hot, humid climates.
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.
Work has started on the ABC (Affordable, Buildable, Certifiable) Green Home 2.0 in the Californian city of Walnut after the ceremonious groundbreaking recently. The project will feature energy efficient technologies such as Icynene spray foam insulation.
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.