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Executing a Comprehensive Home Insulation Plan

A comprehensive insulation effort can elevate any home into a model of efficiency. Guarding against air leaks and moisture not only contributes to lower energy bills, but also added comfort for the homeowner. This white paper takes a look at insulation and air sealing strategies for foundations, basements, crawl spaces, walls, roofs, and attics.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions




TEETH Project Provides Real-World, Real-Time Data on Insulation, Air Sealing Efficiency

Dow Building Solutions and Cobblestone Homes wanted a way to show homebuilders and homeowners alike how using proper insulation and air sealing techniques can significantly impact a structure’s durability, provide for a consistent high level of comfort and shrink monthly energy expenses.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions




Foundations of Performance: Below Grade Insulation

Insulation is a must when combating cold air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions


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ICFs Chosen for Luxury Beach House

The architects were given a brief to create a large residence with discrete bedroom and living circulation.

ICFs Build Resilient Custom Home

Insulated concrete forms provided a reinforced concrete structure with stay-in-place insulation to achieve a very strong structural quality and an insulating envelope in one process.

Fiberglass Batt Installation Tips

When you combine advanced framing techniques with fiberglass batt insulation, you can get better thermal performance that saves you money. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your insulation.

Watch out Passive House and Net Zero, Active House is on the Scene (Video)

The goal is to create healthier and more comfortable living spaces without negatively impacting the environment or the climate.

Affordable Passive House Model Uses Prefab Insulated Walls

Providing housing quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably is a global challenge.

Understanding Rainscreen Design for Home Exteriors

A rainscreen is essentially an extra layer of skin attached to the building to protect the main wall from harsh weather.

Utilizing Raised-Heel Trusses will Improve HERS Rating

We already know that raised-heel trusses save you time. But raised-heel trusses can also save you material and money.

7 Strategies to Keep In Mind When Building a Green Home

Many homeowners are looking for ways to live more sustainably. Green homes provide a solution to many of environmental challenges by saving energy, reducing water consumption, and protecting human health. When properly constructed they can save money, enhance comfort, and promote health by avoiding exposure to toxins and contaminants.


How to Sustainably Remodel Your Home

By choosing to remodel, you have already made a green choice.

Green Home Energy Rater Reviews Proud Green Home of Louisville

If you want to be at the top of the green building programs, you have to do the best of everything.

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.

12 Steps to Save Energy and Money in Your Home (Infographic)

Going green can do good for more than just the planet, it’s also good for our wallets.

TRI Pointe Launches HomeSmart Connected Home Line

WiFi connectivity means that homes are pre-wired for a central wireless access point.

Tackling Continuous Insulation Mandates with ICFs

One of the toughest challenges in home energy efficiency is eliminating thermal bridging.

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Dow Building Solutions serves the global building, construction and related markets with industry-leading insulation, housewrap, sealant and adhesive products, as well as complete systems. Dow Building Solutions continually creates solutions for improved energy efficiency in homes today - aligning the essential elements of today's green designs with insulation, housewraps, spray foam, sealants and other application-specific solutions for foundations, walls, roofs and more.


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