More stories about Insulation

  • Green Insulation System From Knauf

    Knauf. The KISS system combines the manufacturers EcoBatt insulation or Jet Stream Ultra blowing insulation and a new water-based elastomeric sealant, EcoSeal. Applied to interior framing and sheathing seams, the sealant dries to a flexible, tough film to create an air barrier. It contains no...

  • EPA to Examine Health Concerns Over Two Spray-Foam Chemicals

    Agency research into MDI- and TDI-based products will determine if rules are needed to govern use of the products in their uncured form.

  • Water-Blown Spray-Foam Insulation From Icynene

    Icynene. The companys portfolio of 100% water-blown spray-foam insulation products ranges from 0.5-pound light density to 2.0-pound medium density. LD-R-50 contains renewable content greater than 7% based on ASTM D 6686 testing and exceeds the renewable content specification set by the USDA...

  • Case Study: Builder Concept Home 2011

    Built by production giant KB Home and finished by lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, the Builder Concept Home 2011 is a model of how to build and sell green in today’s economy.

  • New + Notable

    20 products for green-built homes, including an electric-vehicle charging station, an energy management system, and insulated framing.

  • Product Review: Daylighting & Skylights

    Light penetration deep into a home can boost comfort, livability, and energy efficiency. Here are strategies to strike the right balance.

  • Case Study: Terra Numa Custom Home, St. George, Utah

    Blending with its spectacular surroundings, this practical NGBS-certified custom home provides shelter, comfort, and efficiency in the Utah desert.

  • Case Study: Skinny Project Rowhouses, Philadelphia

    Leveraging its experience building a $100,000 LEED-Platinum home and a Passive House, developer Postgreen offers up three rowhouses that showcase modern design and energy efficiency, all within a price point for middle-class Philly buyers.

  • Formaldehyde-Free, Recycled-Content Insulation From Owens Corning

    Owens Corning. The company is replacing all of its batt insulation products with EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas with PureFiber technology, which is made with a formaldehyde-free formulation and contains at least 50% recycled content. The company claims the new formulation improves installation through...

  • Part 10: Effective Insulation

    Infill builder incorporates a range of products to keep its houses tight.