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CSI’s revised GreenFormat available to purchase


CSI has updated its GreenFormat resource, which is now available to purchase by both members and non-members for $50. GreenFormat is a standardized structure for organizing sustainable information elements associated with materials, products, systems, and technologies used in the built environment.

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Easy-to-install liquid flashing for through-wall penetration weatherproofing


Dow Corning® 778 Silicone Liquid Flashing—the newest component in the Dow Corning® Silicone Air Barrier System—provides a weatherproof seal at window and door openings, as well as other building transitions behind the exterior façade. Featuring extended tooling time, primerless adhesion to cut sheathing edges, long-term UV resistance and rugged cured properties, this flashing is an ideal choice for general-purpose sealing requirements for transition details.

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PIMA releases roof insulation research on cold climates

Courtesy Atlas Roofing

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) developed a research report in response to recent articles questioning the thermal performance of polyiso roof insulation in colder climates. According to “Thermal Resistance and Mean Temperature: A Report for Building Owners and Design Professionals,” polyiso roof insulation R-value shows no significant variation among North American climate zones.

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U.S. roofing demand on the rise

The roof of the house with nice window.

A new study forecasting the strength of the U.S. roofing industry was released by market research firm, The Freedonia Group. In “Roofing,” the group predicts the industry will advance by almost four percent annually to reach 252 million squares (i.e. approximately 594,650 m³) in 2019, valued at $21.4 billion.

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