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Research & Trends VIDEO: “The New American Home” See the Latest Building Science Advancements at Work

From the Ground Floor Up, Owens Corning is Contributing Building Science Expertise to The New American Home 2016

Designed and built by Element Design Build, and presented by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Leading Suppliers Council, The New American Home (TNAH) 2016 is a 5,200-square-foot contemporary “Desert Elegance” showplace that will incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability, and offer stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Throughout the TNAH build process, platinum-level sponsor Owens Corning is applying cutting-edge building science to help maximize the home’s energy efficiency and to deliver whole home comfort around the clock.

Using advanced predictive Hygrothermal modeling software, the Building Science Team of Owens Corning, led by Dr. Achilles Karagiozis, customized a climate-specific comfort strategy by normalizing variables, including climate, material properties, construction and boundary conditions. Owens Corning worked with the builder to evaluate risks and benefits associated with using different assemblies at the outset and to preempt problem areas that could impact long-term durability.

Several Owens Corning insulation products are specified in the home’s walls, roof and foundation to provide air sealing, moisture management, and acoustic solutions that improve the overall energy efficiency and comfort performance.

This is the first in a series of NAHB-produced videos about Owens Corning’s participation in the 2016 New American Home. Take a look and listen to what Element, the builder, has to say about working with Owens Corning on this project – and then let us know how we can work with you to help Turn Building Science into Building Genius™.

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