The health, well-being and productivity of employees is significantly impacted by office design says a new report from the World Green Building Council. Spray foam insulation can help address such design considerations.
In most homes in the southern United States, the level of insulation found is adequate for achieving an energy efficient home. However, air leakage and duct leakage are typically high, resulting in high energy bills, comfort problems, and poor indoor air quality.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will invest up to $14million in R&D projects for energy efficient technologies designed to help reduce energy loads, save money and create a greener future.
Spray foam insulation can be used in hot, humid climates such as those in the southern states of the USA just as effectively as homes in northern, colder climates. One architect firm from Austin, Texas has identified some tips other architects can consider when designing for hot, humid climates.
While LEED and its accreditation is a well understood concept within the building industry, newcomers and your clients mightn't. A new video from the U.S. Green Building Council provides the answers. The short video explains the LEED program and how it's helping to create greener buildings for the future.
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