Builders across United States are being challenged by newer and more stringent building codes. Supplementing this is consumer demand for greener, more energy efficient homes. So how do builders respond to these demands effectively?
What is continuous insulation and why are more buildings adopting this approach? We take a short look at what continuous insulation is, as defined by the industry, as well as what is driving adoption of exterior wall continuous insulation in commercial buildings.
Curvature or unique shapes in modern building design, although aesthetically beautiful, can, at times, prove to be a challenge for designers and even general contractors to ensure that these design elements are an active part of the entire building envelope and do not compromise the overall performance of the building.
Icynene's codes and standards specialist, Peter Birkbeck, provides an insight into how spray foam insulation, can help architects and builders meet air barrier requirements set forth in the National Building Code of Canada and the National Energy Code of Canada.