List of Current Energy and Green Rating Systems

List of Current Energy and Green Rating Systems

Buildings are responsible for a little over 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. There has beenĀ a great deal of progress made over the last 30 years to reverse the construction sector’s negative impact on the environment, and create buildings that are...

“Picture Framing” Roof Shingles on Insulated Panel Systems

The Problem The term “picture framing” was coined to describe the way roof shingles appear to bulge in a a pattern of “frames” around panels when using insulated roofing panels. When sunlight washes across the roof, it is easy to see the...

Acoustics & Noise Control in Design Space

In solving noise issues in buildings, it helps to take an objective, systematic engineering approach. Starting with a good understanding of sound, how it travels and how we hear it, we can then proceed to creatively applying a variety of solutions that adhere with...

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a spray applied foam, most commonly consisting of polyurethane. Its advantage to other types of insulation, such as rigid board or a fibrous insulation, is that handles both critical components of insulation: R-value and air leakage. R-value...