More stories about Insulation

  • cell it

    Specht Harpman: BioBased Technologies' spray foam insulation.

  • bucket brigade

    Specht Harpman: Tank Town's rainwater collection system

  • rock solid

    Roxul ComfortBatt, a stone wool exterior wall insulation made from basalt rock and recycled slag, is now available in the U.S. market.

  • massachusetts pilot project explores super insulation for old houses

  • great walls

    John Dennis Murphey, AIA, used to specify his exterior walls the way everyone else did—with 2x4 studs, fiberglass insulation, sheathing, and so on—but very little about his walls is the same anymore. Today he designs high-performing exterior walls that ar

  • cool moves

    Desert dwellers live with extremes. Summer heat easily escalates to triple digits and nighttime temperatures slide precipitously into sweater weather. It's a tough assignment to conserve energy under these harsh conditions.

  • foam home

    shope reno wharton associates: Icynene's soft foam insulation system is a water-based material that is sprayed into a cavity and then expands to 100 times its original volume.

  • panel decision

    michael mcdonough architect: Winter Panel's structural insulated panels are composed of foam insulation sandwiched between two sheets of oriented strand board and ranges between thicknesses of 4½-to-6½-inches.

  • yesterday's news

    siegel & strain architects: U.S. Greenfiber's Cocoon insulation is made from recycled newspapers and can be sprayed in wet or blown in dry.

  • quiet time

    It goes without saying that doing an attached multifamily project is a world apart from designing a custom home. After taming site conditions, an architect must tackle such key issues as structure and energy. Less obvious but equally important: noise transmission, a consideration that has become...