What does it take for gymnasiums or buildings with wide-open interior spaces to achieve a platinum certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating program? With a floor area of 700 m2 (7500 sf) and a ceiling height of 7.3 m (24 ft), a typical high school or junior college gym has a vast interior space to heat or cool—approximately 5100 m3 (180,000 cf) of volume—so an ultra-energy-efficient envelope is crucial.1
Dryvit Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), announced the acquisition of Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of insulated concrete forms (ICF) in North America.
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials for insulation and acoustical products in 2017.
Healthy Building Network (HBN) released Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient: A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials, a report made in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) initiative and other partners, to reveal ways people can improve energy efficiency and reduce toxic chemical exposures.