Articles Tagged with ''building envelope''

Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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Dec. 21, 2012: Schöck Introduces New Solution to Thermal Bridging to U.S. Building Market

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Schöck, an international developer of products for thermal insulation, impact sound insulation, and reinforcement technology, has announced the United States introduction of Isokorb®, a solution to thermal bridging in the building envelope.


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April 17, 2012: Researchers Aim to Develop Smart Building Envelopes to Reduce Energy Costs

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Within the envelopes of commercial and residential buildings rests the promise of major, new energy efficiencies in the built environment, according to University of Michigan researchers.


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DOE Offers $5.2M to HVAC Projects

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As part of the Obama administration’s blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems.


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A Change in the Air at ACCA

By John Conrad
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At this year's conference, the term HVAC disappeared and was replaced with Home Performance Contracting.


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NEWSMakers: Joseph Groh

Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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