Stone wool insulation offers a combination of sustainability in production in the built environment as well as a high level of resiliency.
Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.
As LEED v4 goes into effect, builders and consultants will have to incorporate the additional focus on materials credits for the environmental impact of products that go into a building.
Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.
With the right windows, sunlight can be transformed from problem into an asset by designing windows to manage heat and light.
Did you know that a three-car garage is as big as the average American home in the 1950s?
Does building a high performance home pay off?
Our homes need to be tougher. With severe weather events on the rise, including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, wild fires and blizzards, homes can take a beating.
As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, will incorporate some of its green building products in the renovated corporate headquarters building it will lease.