Energy Efficiency

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

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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Envolution brochures highlight company dedication to environment

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Envolution™ by Metl-Span® has produced two brochures illustrating its dedication to the development of energy-efficient and cost-effective architectural panel systems. Environmentally Connected is a LEED v3 and v4 Support Guide to highlight the Envolution insulated metal panels … Read more »

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ABC Seamless introduces horizontal seamless steel roof

ABC Seamless, the ORIGINAL Seamless Steel Siding Company, introduces a revolutionary concept in permanent metal roofing – the exclusive Horizontal Seamless Steel Roof – that looks like shingles, protects like armor. And its portable roll-forming system lets installers manufacture the … Read more »

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WoodWorks to host national symposium on taller wood buildings

On November 6 and 7, the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host a National Symposium, “Toward Taller Wood Buildings”, in Chicago, Ill. Intended to give attendees a practical perspective on North America’s evolution toward taller wood buildings, the Symposium … Read more »

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AWC statement on recent Biogenic Carbon Review

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy” article recently published in the Journal of Forestry. The article is a review of … Read more »

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BioPreferred program opens to wood products

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the recognition of wood products under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program going into effect.  The 2014 Farm Bill states that forest … Read more »

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PERC redesigns, improves buildwithpropane.com

Newly redesigned site makes it possible for professionals to easily find propane products, tools, and resources. WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council has re-launched buildwithpropane.com, a website specifically designed to help residential and commercial building professionals find propane … Read more »

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American Wood Council statement on USDA’s bio-based final use rule

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Friday release of a final rule on the BioPreferred program. Among other changes, the new rule deletes the mature market language from … Read more »

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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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