Identification of Constructability and Longer Term Performance

Today’s buildings and owner requirements are more complex than ever making mock-ups and pre-construction meetings critical to the success of any project.  Greater control and efficiency during the construction process is imperative to avoid longer term performance problems resulting from incompatibility issues when products from a variety of manufacturers are mixed and matched by the….

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Existing Technologies Play Significant Role in Reducing Energy Consumption

According to ENERGY STAR® data, commercial buildings alone use 20 percent of our energy and cause 17 percent of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in North America.  Residential and commercial buildings together account for almost 39 percent of total U.S. energy consumption and 38 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions[1] or more than….

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Partnering Provides Turnkey Solutions in Components-Driven Industry

Improving performance of the building enclosure is critical.  Performance standards for buildings are being developed and implemented with higher standards for allowed air leakage, thermal performance and moisture protection, all of which are critical to the energy performance of our buildings, their operating costs and their longevity.  Each enclosure, however, is a functional system of….

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The Successful Game Plan

The ultimate game day strategy – the game plan. It doesn’t matter if you’re a starting pitcher reviewing scouting reports of the opposing team’s line-up, a basketball coach outlining a strategy to shut down the game’s biggest scorer, or a the quarterback eyeing the weak corner, it all starts with a game plan. So, why….

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High Performance Building Symposium Brings Industry Leaders Together

Taking the mystery out of building science is one of the challenges in designing High Performance Building Enclosures (HPBE) in today’s building environment. Economics and proper design practices do not always meet with the desired outcome. When the topics of building efficiency or performance come up, the conversation typically leads to discussing the components of….

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