Insulation

Installing insulation to a home is a great way to cut down on heating and cooling costs while improving energy efficiency. Adding it to attics, ducts, exterior walls, and basements can provide resistance to heat flow.



zero-energy homes, ibacos, best practices

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

Features
August 01, 2011

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

Dow's Styrofoam SIS structural insulated sheathing

Dow's Styrofoam SIS structural insulated sheathing

Products
March 14, 2011

Dow's Styrofoam SIS structural insulated sheathing combines three functions in one product: structural lateral bracing and transverse loads, good insulation performance, and a water-resistive barrier.

9 innovations from the Greenbuild show

Owens Corning is taking its tried-and-true EcoTouch fiberglass insulation line to a new level of green with the introduction of

Features
January 01, 2011
Features
December 06, 2010

The largest of the three Show Village homes at 3,060 square feet, the Treasure Sands model is designed specifically for the resort rental market, with accommodations for multiple families and large groups. The four-bedroom house is loaded with a variety of living and entertainment spaces and amenities, including a home theater, hobby room, and master suite retreat.

Features
December 06, 2010

At a scant 528 square feet, the Eco-Cabana model from Palm Harbor Homes may be small in stature but it is mighty when it comes to green living. Designed to meet DOE’s Builders Challenge energy performance requirements of sub-70 on the HERS Index, the model will be loaded with high-performance, sustainable features.

Features
December 06, 2010

Measuring just 30 feet in width, the Sea Breeze model is designed specifically for narrow-lot, infill applications for just about any region or environment in the country — from coastal settings and mountainous areas to urban landscapes and traditional suburban neighborhoods.

Products
December 03, 2010

The latest addition to Knauf Insulation’s product line, EcoSeal is a fast-drying, water-based elastomeric spray that seals penetrations and joints in the building envelope, including exterior walls, attics, and floors.

Features
November 08, 2010
Features
November 07, 2010

High-performance, green, sustainable — all are terms that are often used interchangeably. While they may conjure visions of solar roof panels, geothermal heating, and other expensive technologies, most home builders agree that the most important components of a high-performance home are windows, insulation, and HVAC systems.

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