Energy Efficiency

Products and techniques for building professionals that use less energy in the building of structures.

AWC awarded USDA grant to research market for tall wood construction

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings. AWC will partner with the National Fire Protection Association’s … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged American Wood Council, AWC, cross laminated timber, mass timber buildings, wood frame construction | Leave a comment

Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural … Read more »

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Metal to the rescue for refugees

Metal once again rises to the occasion with quick and affordable shelters for refugees. The shelters are temporary in nature but allow for use on average of three years as compared to tents that are only good for a few … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, RB December 2014, RB February 2015, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged metal buildings, metal refugee housing, metal roofing | Leave a comment

Schweiss Doors part of winning Ontario municipal building

Municipal building awarded for innovation, environmentally friendly features HECTOR, Minn. – In a perfect world, the construction of a municipal building would be highlighted by both form and function. Most times, because the budget is determined by taxpayer dollars, the … Read more »

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Palram Partners with Snavely Forest Products to distribute PALIGHT Trimboard

Kutztown, PA – Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, has partnered with Snavely Forest Products, a recognized distribution leader in the wholesale lumber and building products industry, to offer the full line of PALIGHT® Trimboard products. … Read more »

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RHEINZINK Roof Helps Replicate 16th Century Look and Feel for New Barn

At the end of a dirt road in southern Vermont is a stunning timber and stone residence designed to resemble a small medieval Anglo-Norman manor house originally constructed in the 16th century. According to the owners, a husband and wife … Read more »

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Drexel Metals roof tops home of METALCON VP

– New roof, ventilation system help homeowner save energy, money – LOUISVILLE – If anyone has been presented with the opportunity to learn about the benefits of metal roofing, it’s Claire Kilcoyne. Kilcoyne is the Vice President of Trade Shows … Read more »

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NCI Building Systems Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire CENTRIA

HOUSTON- NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS), a leading manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pittsburgh area-based CENTRIA, an internationally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of … Read more »

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U.S. manufacturers showcase innovative propane technologies in new video series

WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council has released video interviews with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The online video series, Clean American Innovation, goes behind-the-scenes at manufacturing facilities across the U.S. … Read more »

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Varco Pruden Launches Utility Built™

New Micro-building Product Strengthens Company Product Offering MEMPHIS – Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation’s largest building-solutions companies, has announced the latest addition to its extensive line of steel building products. In conjunction with Parkline, Inc., Varco Pruden is … Read more »

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