Energy Efficiency

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

RIMA-I Handbook Update Available

In ongoing efforts to provide reliable and helpful information on the reflective insulation, radiant barrier and interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs) industries, the Reflective INsulation Manufacturers Association International has just released the 2014 update to their handbook, “Understanding and Using … Read more »

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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards presented

The Structural Insulated Panel Association presented its 2014 Building Excellence Awards April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Judges were Matt Belcher of Verdatek Solutions, Chris Fennell of Building Insight, and independent architectural designer Mehrdad Dabbagh. The winners were: Overall Competition … Read more »

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SIPA reports 5% SIP production growth

Results from the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) annual production survey show a five percent increase in structural insulated panel (SIP) production in 2013 among the association’s manufacturing membership, consisting of 28 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. Industry-wide … Read more »

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Therm-All Insulation provides commercial energy code assistance through new blog

On June 2nd, Therm-All Insulation’s new blog, “The Code Man”, went live. The blog, written by Therm-All’s resident code expert and District Manager Bill Beals, aims to provide metal building industry players with tips for better understanding commercial energy codes, … Read more »

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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards

Eight homes and commercial buildings built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) were recognized for their innovation and environmental sustainability during the 2014 Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards ceremony, April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The annual competition … Read more »

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USDA to partner with WoodWorks to advance the use of wood in buildings

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced  a $1 million program to be implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service in partnership with the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks initiative, to provide training for architects, engineers … Read more »

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ATAS launches new website for InSpire sustainable product

Allentown, Pa.: – ATAS International, Inc. honored Earth Day, April 22, by launching a new website for its sustainable product, InSpire®, a solar air heating and drying system that minimizes heating costs and increases energy efficiency by heating fresh outside … Read more »

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Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

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Plyco, now 60, offers a look at today’s door and window trends

Plyco Corporation, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, has been witness to many changes in the door and window markets. According to Fred Mancusi, the company’s director of sales and marketing, today’s customers are looking for more from a window … Read more »

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Metl-Span opens 7th manufacturing facility

Metl-Span, a division of NCI Group, Inc. has opened its seventh manufacturing facility devoted to the production of the company’s Envolution™ line of architectural insulated metal panels and custom fabrication. The new 109,000 sq. ft. plant is strategically located in … Read more »

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