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  • Structural Insulated Sheathing from Dow

    Dow. SIS Structural Insulated Sheathing combines a moisture-resistant blue foil outside face, a polyisocyanurate foam core, and structural sheathing. Builders can use ½-inch (R-3) panels to sheathe entire exteriors or 1-inch-thick (R-5.5) panels as shear panels on corners to match up with 1-inch...

  • Radiant Barrier Sheathing from Roy O Martin

    Roy O Martin. Eclipse radiant barrier OSB or plywood sheathing has an aluminum foil backing that the company says will block up to 97% of the sun’s radiant heat when used in a roof deck, significantly reducing attic temperatures. When used as a wall sheathing (OSB only) with approved foil tape to...

  • OSB Flooring Panels from iLevel by Weyerhaeuser

    iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. According to the manufacturer, the proprietary glues and resins used in Edge Gold OSB flooring panels make it more water-resistant and durable when exposed to jobsite conditions and weather. The panels come stamped with a fastener location guide for easier, accurate, and...

  • Recycled Structural Board from Homasote

    Homasote. 440 SoundBarrier is a nearly 100% recycled nailable structural board made from cellulose fiber, with an insulating value of R-1.2 per 1/2 inch. Originally intended as a soundproofing product, the firm says it withstands jobsite weather and mistreatment better than standard, impregnated...

  • That's Entertainment: Checking In With Sustainable Hospitality

    The hospitality industry has struggled to integrate sustainability into its properties, but savvy architects, builders and designers are changing the playing field.

  • Certified Plywood from Timber Products

    Timber Products. The company’s softwood plywood comes in 8-, 9-, and 10-foot lengths; 4- and 5-foot widths; and thicknesses from 5/16 inch to 2 inches. It is available in several grades for sheathing, concrete forms, and underlayment. The panels are SFI-certified and are available with FSC...

  • Improving Performance

    Following our mission of showcasing performance excellence, we put ourselves to the test to see how Eco-Structure can best serve its readers

  • February Editor's Note

    Is the iPad the future of media?

  • Extra Panel Adds Building Insulation

    Quad-Lock’s new Extra Panel integrates with other Quad-Lock components to increase an insulation system’s R-Value (as high as R-84 with reinforced concrete walls) and make the most of the thermal mass capacity of a concrete structure.

  • Judging Sustainability and Design

    Should competitions recognize projects for their sustainable attributes?