More stories about Insulation

  • Cellulose Insulation

    Pest Control Insulation Systems. Insect resistant, sound-deadening, and environmentally friendly, TAP blown-in cellulose insulation is 32% more energy efficient than traditional insulation, the maker says.

  • Radiant Barrier Plywood Panels

    Made for roof construction, these radiant barrier plywood panels reduce utility costs year round by blocking 97% of radiant heat to keep attic temperatures 30 degrees cooler in warm weather and in winter, reflecting the heat back into the home, the company says.

  • 7 Innovative Insulation Materials

    From gas-filled foil panels to sheep’s wool, here are a few insulation technologies that may be coming soon to a home near you.

  • Production Builders Use Size to Green Advantage

    Larger builders rely on volume and efficiencies to entice buyers with high-performance features at no added cost.

  • Marking Their Mark

    The 2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects are working examples of the power of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

  • Product Review: Insulation

    With a wider range of insulation products on the market, builders can customize applications to achieve cost-efficient energy performance.

  • Tips for Right-Sizing Your HVAC Systems

    Maximizing performance with five steps -- design through testing.

  • The Wizard Game: Efficient By Design

    HKS's chief sustainable officer teaches the 2030 Challenge and architectural energy modeling using a four-part game.

  • Going to Battle Over Efficiency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launches its second-annual competition to reduce building energy use.

  • 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...