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For commercial buildings, a question endures: Do you build “green” or do you build to achieve desired performance? From a recent industry talk, experts at Owens Corning offer six takeaways to consider.


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For commercial buildings, a question endures: Do you build “green” or do you build to achieve desired performance? From a recent industry talk, experts at Owens Corning offer six takeaways to consider.

Insulation

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Insulation articles below.


Innovation, Safety, And Sustainable Building Design

For commercial buildings, a question endures: Do you build “green” or do you build to achieve desired performance? From a recent industry talk, experts at Owens Corning offer six takeaways to consider.

Shannon Enterprises Installs Reusable Insulation For Energy Savings

The company installed its custom-engineered thermal blanket insulation throughout the mechanical rooms and steam distribution system at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA.

Applying Insulation To HVAC Equipment

The University of Maryland Medical Center garners operational benefits by installing reusable HVAC insulation in its central plant facilities.

UPenn Student Residence Renovated For LEED Gold

Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the updated Hill College House in Philadephia welcomes students for the 2017-18 academic year.
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Whitney Museum In NYC Earns LEED Gold

Opened in 2015, the building's sustainability features include a cogeneration plant, lighting controls, and outdoor plazas and a green roof.

Roofing Renovation: 6 Do’s And Don’ts For Success

A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.

Kingspan Insulation Launches GreenGuard Type VII XPS

This new insulation board is designed for commercial roofing applications such as protected membrane and pedestal paver systems.

Roofing Renovation: 3 Energy Efficient Strategies

Roofing projects are an opportunity to bring this building envelope item up to current building codes, including energy performance aspects.

New Polyiso Insulation From Firestone Building Products

This newest formulation of the company's polyiso insulation features the highest available R-value per-inch in cold temperatures.

Soundproofing With Window Retrofits

As purveyors of peace and quiet, lodging facilities might consider this building envelope upgrade to better serve guests.

Building Envelope Retrofits For Improved Energy Efficiency: Part 2

A building enclosure retrofit can improve energy performance and keep a facility operational without the expenditures of complete demolition or reconstruction.

Insulation: Mineral Wool Or Polyiso?

Choosing the ideal roofing insulation material for a facility project depends on several factors.

Facility Executive | February 2017 Issue

The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Quiet-Tech Insulation Batts By CarpetCycle

Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.

FM Alert: Green Seal Launches New Architectural Insulation Standard

The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.

Insulation Installation, For Metal Buildings

Thermal Design, Inc. introduces an automated installation process for its Auto Ceil insulation offering.

ROXUL SAFE Insulation Focused On Fire-Stopping

This line of semi-rigid, stone wool insulation is designed to address the threat of commercial fire.

Demilec Closed Cell Spray System Insulates Farm-To-Fork Restaurant

Closed-cell spray foam insulation system designed to enhance application process by requiring minimal temperature adjustments, along with other benefits.

New Product Flash: 3M Thinsulate Window Film

This window film features a patented construction that helps reflect interior heat back into a facility.

Tapered Insulation For Low Slope Roofing

When designing a low-slope roof system over a substrate that is less than ¼:12, a properly designed tapered insulation system becomes the foundation for a sound roofing system

The HVAC Factor: Insulation For Chilled Water Piping

With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.

Focus On: Roofing

In this web exclusive product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Duro-Guard EPS Flute Fill Combo from Duro-Last

Able to be cut to fit virtually all types of steel deck and metal roof profiles, this product eliminates the need for a separate flute filler.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Smart Jacket from Thermaxx

Featuring a wireless temperature monitoring system, Smart Jacket insulation covers report data on the performance and condition of HVAC steam traps and other steam components.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: EcoDocs from CertainTeed

This online tool documents the CertainTeed insulation, ceilings, and gypsum products that facility professionals use in their LEED projects.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Optimo Wall Panels From Kingspan

Featuring a smooth or embossed profile, these panels contribute to a facility's energy efficiency.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Roofing Insulation

Is there a way to increase roof insulation through the application of a special paint?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Metal Mesh Blanket From Thermfiber

This mineral wool product is designed to insulate facility equipment that features curved surfaces or irregular shapes.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Easier To Be A Wall Than A Window?

When it comes to energy efficiency, windows play a big part in facility performance.

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