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Tag: Energy Efficiency
In today’s residential marketplace, air sealing has become a fundamental part of the home building equation. As building codes and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) targets have evolved, so too has the need for builders to incorporate air sealing into the build equation.
Air sealing is now an important part of achieving energy efficiency, and choosing the right insulation is key to achieving air tightness and performance. To reduce air infiltration and achieve an energy-efficient building, the gaps in the building’s thermal enclosure must be sealed properly.
Whether you aim to simply meet code, achieve a specific certification level or go significantly beyond, there are some pratical steps you can take toward creating a high-performance building envelope.
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.
Quail Homes has introduced a new way of bringing air tightness, improved thermal value and increased moisture management to their homes.
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.
To further pursue energy-efficient, sustainable building, New Town Builders and Owens Corning Insulating Systems functioned as an integrated team to build demand by translating advanced building science into meaningful homebuyer benefits worth paying for.
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.