Dr. Achilles Karagiozis Brings a Hands-on Approach to Building Science
We chatted with Dr. Karagiozis to address key learnings regarding the role of Building Science in advancing high performance homebuilding.
The latest version of the energy code offers a new way to achieve significant energy savings while providing builders with more flexibility. Find out what you need to know.
Changes in California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Energy Code (effective July 2014) and implications of the International Residential Code (IRC) R806.5 have made conditioned vs. unconditioned attics an industry hot topic. One issue not up for debate is that regardless of conditioned or unconditioned attics, managing the energy flow used to heat and cool a home is largely based on how the home is – or is not – insulated. To help today’s experts stay informed of their options, this video will highlight performance results from field testing as well as new research.
Builders may use these tools as an internal Quality Control (QC) process for achieving Grade 1 insulation every time without additional visits from the insulation contractors and re-inspections from the Home Energy Rater. The process provides a way for the builder and contractor to identify any issues with framing and/or air barrier alignment prior to beginning their work.
With fully instrumented test homes in four states and more than 80 production home installations to date, this innovative unvented attic system is meeting builders’ needs for safe, affordable, proven performance.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) entered the residential building industry as both an insulation and air-sealing solution. Air sealing, along with proper thermal insulation, is an important part of delivering a comfortable, durable, healthy and energy efficient home.