More stories about Insulation

  • Product Review: Air-Sealing Insulation

    Spray-on sealants and ‘flash-and-batt’ systems combine with new code requirements to reduce air infiltration and make insulation more effective.

  • Closed-Cell Spray Foam

    Touch ‘n Seal. FR Two-Component Class 1 Fire Retardant Foam, a closed-cell thermal insulating and sound attenuating polyurethane spray foam is suitable for use in new and remodeling residential applications.

  • Energy Star Revised

    Updated rules include new checklists for thermal enclosures and HVAC installation quality.

  • Tracking the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code

    Increased insulation among new code requirements.

  • InsulFoam HD Composite Insulation Board

    Comprised of closed-cell, expanded polystyrene foam bonded to a 1/2-inch-thick high-density polyisocyanurate cover board, this insulation board offers R-values between 6.4 and 25.

  • Case Study: European Standards Drive Performance

    What European markets can teach us about low-energy, low-carbon construction.

  • Mind the (Air) Gaps

    Is reducing air infiltration an overlooked path to energy efficiency for your projects?

  • Reflective Insulation

    Reflectix. Reflective Insulation consists of two layers of 5/16-inch-thick polyethylene “bubble wrap” with a reflective foil layer bonded to one or both exterior faces.

  • Affordable Housing Goes Green

    Five ultra-green projects that also happen to be affordable.

  • Bridging the Gap

    Two principals from The Architectural Team examine the process of making sustainable preservation a reality.