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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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High Performance Engineered Wood Homes Win Innovation Award (Video)

It's the fifth award in the past year for Timber Block's panelized building system.

Magnets Could Power Future Refrigerators

For the past 100 years, the way your fridge preserved your food has been rooted in technology dating back to the mid-1800s, but that is about to change.


Tackle Home Sealing Projects with New Spray Foam

The solution expands to take the shape of gaps and cracks forming a long-lasting, airtight and water-resistant bond to most building materials.

Which Home Remodeling Projects Pay Off?

Depending on the project, the average payback nationwide for remodeling projects ranges from as high as 107.7% to as low as 53.9%, depending on the type of project.

Do You Know the Benefits of an ICF Home?

Homes built with ICF walls require about 44 percent less energy to heat and 32 percent less energy to cool than a comparable wood-frame house.

Drafts and Poor Insulation Create Both Discomfort and Familial Strife

A new survey found that uncomfortable homes caused not only physical discomfort, but emotional discomfort as well.

SIPs "Go Gray": Graphite Polystyrene Insulating Cores

Building professionals typically use SIPs for more energy efficient construction, whether required by stringent energy codes or homeowners’ desire to reduce energy costs.

Winter Home Maintenance: Get Set for Snow

For many homeowners, winter warming costs are the biggest utility expense. When a home is functioning optimally, you can drastically reduce your winter heating costs and mitigate the damaging effects of ice and snow.

Prefabricated Passive House Hits the Production Line

Elizabeth’s Passive House will be assembled on an 8.7 acre lot adjacent to the 23 acre lot where her parent’s Post and Beam Passive Solar Home sits.

Prefab Homes and Small Homes Trends Combine in New Book

The latest book from author Sheri Koones explores the beauty, variety, design, and positive benefits of small-scale, prefab construction.

Innovative Green Home Has a New Take on Insulation Inspiration

Innovation comes from those willing to do things just a little differently, and green home building is no exception.

Winter Maintenance Checklist

As fall approaches, it’s time to start on our winter maintenance. Here is a checklist of tasks to complete before the colder weather sets in.

Greenbuild 2016 Product Preview

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the Super Bowl of the high performance building world, and everyone brings their A game.

High Performance Homes 'LEED' to Savings for Owners

Of the 647,800 single-family homes build in the United States in 2014, less than 1 percent met LEED standards.

Top Green Home Trends Explained

The folks at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning recently asked for my thoughts on the latest green home trends.

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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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