Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


High Performance Homes, No More Cost

High Performance Homes, No More Cost

Energy-efficient and healthy don’t have to mean expensive. Our editors have compiled these top real-world strategies to live the way you want to at a price you can afford.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

This Interactive Discovery Center will compare and contrast the strategies, systems, methods and products of The Proud Green Home of Louisville with today's typical newly constructed homes.

Type: Infographic




The Importance of Protecting Attics in Warmer Months

The Importance of Protecting Attics in Warmer Months

The heat trapped inside an attic can cause temperatures to surpass 160 degrees. That means HVAC systems are working harder than they should have to, affecting durability, longevity and, in the immediate term, resulting in escalating cooling costs. This white paper identifies proper insulation and sealing techniques for a home's attic space.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions


Managing Building Envelope Moisture for Long-term Durability

Managing Building Envelope Moisture for Long-term Durability

The building enclosure or envelope consists of many components that must work together. The components include controls for thermal, air, water, and vapor barriers for heat, air and moisture management. This white paper takes a look at the importance of weather resistive barriers and how it manages moisture in a building's envelope.

Type: White Paper




Understanding High Permeability vs. Low Permeability

Understanding High Permeability vs. Low Permeability

High permeability vs. low permeability within the housewrap category… what does it mean and how does it affect your building practices? The intent of this paper is to explain this property thoroughly so that a better understanding of this building science principle can be gained.

Type: White Paper




Vapor Permeable or Impermeable Building Envelope Materials, Does It Matter?

Vapor Permeable or Impermeable Building Envelope Materials, Does It Matter?

This article describes the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers and why vapor permeance of building envelope layers is relevant to moisture management and long term durability.

Type: White Paper




The Truth About Vapor Permeability in High Humidity Environments

The Truth About Vapor Permeability in High Humidity Environments

It is important to design wall systems that manage bulk water and moisture properly. Walls are typically designed for performance specific to the climate where they are located. A test-hut protocol was chosen to investigate the performance of typical wall systems under hot-humid climactic conditions.

Type: Research




Heating Energy Savings: Residential Single Family Home Remodel Projects

Heating Energy Savings: Residential Single Family Home Remodel Projects

DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 significantly contributes to home energy savings and improves comfort in the home. Energy modeling was completed to simulate a reside/remodel project using a REM/Rate™ analysis, which is the standard software used for HERS ratings.

Type: Case Study




DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0: An Insulating Blanket for Your Home

DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0: An Insulating Blanket for Your Home

Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 improves a home’s energy efficiency by providing a blanket of continuous exterior insulation over the walls and studs, reducing thermal bridging.

Type: Brochure




Continuous Insulation Solutions for Thermal Bridging Challenges

Continuous Insulation Solutions for Thermal Bridging Challenges

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.

Type: White Paper




Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

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.

Type: Guide





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