Energy Efficiency

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

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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Metl-Span Panels Used In Unconventional, But Efficient Manner

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Insulated metal panels from Metl-Span proved to be a perfect component for the renovation and conversion of a 1940s masonry warehouse to an energy-efficient office facility. BuildSense, a provider of architectural and construction services in Durham, N.C., … Read more »

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Modern modular: an opportunity waiting for rural builders?

December 2013 Rural Builder cover

- b y M a r k Wa r d – During 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that construction activity totaled $225 billion in the lodging, office, commercial, healthcare, educational and religious building categories. According to the Modular Building … Read more »

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IMP sells itself in Alaska

Kingspan KingZip covers many roofs in Alaska, including a 65,000 square foot company operations facility at Fort Richardson.

-By Sharon Thatcher- One state where insulated metal panel is growing rapidly in popularity is Alaska, perhaps no surprise given the state’s exposure to extreme temperatures and wind. The 49th state is also home to major military and cargo operations. … Read more »

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Palram polycarbonate products earn ICC-ES Evaluation Report

Polycarbonate products manufactured by Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, recently received an evaluation report (ESR-1893) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). The report provides evidence that the Palram polycarbonate products, including PALSUN®, SUNTUF®, SUNSKY®, DYNAGLAS®, SUNLITE®, … Read more »

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Sukup Mfg.’s “50 Homes for Humanity” goal reached

As part of Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s 50th Anniversary, Sukup teamed up with Global Compassion Network to raise money to provide 50 Sukup Safe T Homes to areas in desperate need of housing. Together with GCN, the goal was to raise … Read more »

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The future of IMP: Insulated metal panels for walls are gaining traction, will roofs follow?

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- By Sharon Thatcher – Metal roofing systems already provide benefits attractive to consumers looking for efficiency and sustainability, but if you have a customer who wants to step it up a notch to achieve LEED or net-zero, nothing can … Read more »

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Palram breaks ground on new logistics center

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. – Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, has broken ground on an 80,000 square foot logistics center positioned directly next door to their Americas headquarters in Weisenberg Township, Kutztown, Pa. “As demand for … Read more »

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