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INTELLO Airtight System Aces Laboratory Assembly Tests

INTELLO Airtight System Aces Laboratory Assembly Tests

INTELLO Airtight System Aces Laboratory Assembly Tests First interior air barrier system to be successfully tested to ASTM E2357 and compliant with IECC, IRC 2015 and ASHRAE 90.1 Selecting appropriate materials and systems to form an inboard air barrier is a critical step in designing and building foam free, high-performance enclosur … read more

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Beer and Building Science, Inseparable at Last

Beer and Building Science, Inseparable at Last

Beer and Building Science, Inseparable at Last The Fourth Pig at Goodlot Brewery in Caledon, ON If you’re talking building science, there’s a solid chance beer is involved. Builders (we hear) like beer. So when beer brewing and building construction can both be done at a high level, it’s something close to heaven. This project locat … read more

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How to Keep Floor Beams Where They Should be - Inside the Airtight Layer

How to Keep Floor Beams Where They Should be - Inside the Airtight Layer

How to Keep Floor Beams Where They Should Be Inside the Airtight Layer You know the air barrier must be continuous, without interruption around the entirety of the conditioned space - inboard of the main insulation layer, thereby keeping the conditioned air within the conditioned space, optimizing efficiency and minimizing the chance … read more

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Adhesive Bonds and Failures: What's Going On?

Adhesive Bonds and Failures: What's Going On?

Adhesive Bonds and Failures What's Going On? We use adhesives to form airtight and watertight enclosures. It is essential that the adhesive bonds are strong and lasting.... 50 years, 100 years, and longer. How do we know when we have the right kind of adhesion? What are the different ways a tape's adhesion will be able to provide us … read more

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Elevating the Performance of our Brooklyn Headquarters

Elevating the Performance of our Brooklyn Headquarters

Elevating the Performance of our Brooklyn Headquarters At 475, we preach that a continuous, airtight, insulated, and thermal bridge free envelope is essential for high performance buildings. While our old, retrofitted Brooklyn garage falls short of the level of performance we would typically like to see, that didn't stop us from imple … read more

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The future of ecological living on display

The future of ecological living on display

The Future of Ecological Living On Display While active opposition to all climate progress reverberates from US leadership, the imagination of those plotting a course for a better future is not deterred. The Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (CEA) has partnered with Gray Organschi Architecture to create a display project desi … read more

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