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5  Reasons to Upgrade Insulation In A Commercial Building

An insulation upgrade may not seem like an essential project at first glance. However, just like insulation itself, the benefits of good insulation aren’t always easy to see at first glance, but become very apparent over time. In truth, proper insulation is very important to both the efficiency and safety of both residential and commercial

3 Ways Good Insulation Can Save You Money

Does your house always feel chilly in winter, even when you know your heater is going? Do you feel cold air drafts around doors and windows? If so, there’s a good chance that your home is not properly insulated. While you may not be able to see the leaks poor insulation can cause by just

3 Great Benefits of Green Insulation

The green movement has been growing steadily over the past decades. More and more people—and businesses—are taking steps to conserve and preserve valuable natural resources, and with good reason. Every year, new and innovative options for green living are becoming available. In the world of construction, we’re also seeing a sea change, and are happy

6 Key Benefits of Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)

Are you considering using green insulation in building or renovating a residential or commercial property? If so, that’s great! There are now several types of green insulation to choose from. Extruded Polystyrene, or XPS, is one of the most popular. There are many benefits to this amazing new material. Here are some basic facts about

Below Grade

Design professionals are leaving no part of the building envelope to chance in the quest for more energy efficient buildings, Walls and roofs have been obvious thermal performance areas of concern. Now, below-grade foundation walls and floor slabs have been targeted and have proven to provide significant energy savings. Additionally, the installation of thermal insulation

Pros and Cons of EPS and XPS

Pros and Cons of EPS and XPS Pros: Recyclable products that assist with LEED points. Won’t support mold or mildew growth. Long-term, stable R-value. Can be placed below grade. Can be utilized for inverted assemblies (over membrane). Cons: Exposure to sun will deteriorate the product. Solvents/solvent-based materials cause irreversible damage. Elevated temperatures (above 250 degrees

What does “R-value” mean?

R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In theory, the higher the R-value, the greater that resistance. That’s fine as far as it goes. Unfortunately, R-Value has taken hold in the consumer’s mind as a universal method for comparing insulation – the higher the R-Value, the better

Hydrogen the new Oil

The more we conserve gasoline, the higher the prices at the gas pump.  Regardless of where the oil originates, North Dakota or Saudi Arabia the prices will increase.  We will not see any pricing relief until Hydrogen fuel cells are adopted to power transportation.  Honda currently has the Clarity FCX scheduled to debut in 2015

Pervious Concrete Pavement – An Overview

Pervious Concrete Pavement An Overview Pervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing stormwater and allowing it to seep into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations. In

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