As homeowners and building professionals learn more about building science, they understand more about how to design and build homes for the ultimate in performance and comfort. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, explores some of the building products that can improve the performance of the building envelope.
Every home – new or existing – can increase its energy efficiency with the installation of a blanket of continuous exterior insulation over the walls and studs, thus reducing thermal bridging. This white paper identifies thermal bridging and why continuous insulation is the best way to address it.
More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.
Few sustainable products offer a faster payback and a more comfortable living environment than an energy-saving, whole house insulation package. The opportunity to improve the efficiency of a building's envelope is one of the top reasons people decide to build a new home instead of buying an existing one.
There is a direct connection between the heat escaping through the walls of your home, and the money escaping from your wallet. Your home may be permitting the escape of heat through its walls, roof, doors, windows and ventilation system. Learn what causes "heat bleed" and what you can do to prevent it.
Knauf EcoBatt insulation provides a cost effective thermal and acoustical barrier of energy efficient construction. Knauf offers a full line of standard and high density insulation in a variety of widths, R-Values, densities, and facings.
Knauf EcoBatt Glasswool insulation is made with ECOSE Technology and contains a high concentration of sand, an abundant renewable resource, and it contains at least 30% recycled bottle glass bonded with ECOSE Technology.
Dow Building Solutions serves the global building, construction and related markets with industry-leading insulation, housewrap, sealant and adhesive products, as well as complete systems. Dow Building Solutions continually creates solutions for improved energy efficiency in homes today - aligning the essential elements of today's green designs with insulation, housewraps, spray foam, sealants and other application-specific solutions for foundations, walls, roofs and more.