FEATURE

Using reflective foil as a vapour barrier

Space-heating accounts for more than 60 per cent of the total residential energy consumption in Canada, but for the coldest parts of the country, it represents more than 70 per cent of the total household energy use.
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FEATURE

Using SPF insulation in zero-net energy buildings

Use of two-pound, medium-density closed-cell sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) is growing rapidly in commercial structures. Utilization of the material has been fuelled in large part by its ability to seal the structure and, in doing so, tremendously enhance energy efficiency.
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FEATURE

Concrete moisture and water-based adhesives

Government regulations requiring co-ordinated changes to manufacturing, design, and construction practices with a single regulation are difficult for the industry to assimilate successfully. The banning of solvent-based adhesives was one such example.
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NEWS

Ontario winery roof impresses ARMA

An Ontario project received an honourable mention at the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA’s) annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-study (QARC) Awards. Al Anthony Roofing of Consecon, Ont., was recognized...+ Read More
NEWS

Ottawa introduces first Wired Certified office properties

Two Ottawa buildings owned by investment firm KingSett Capital are the first office properties in the nation’s capital to commit to the Wired Certification platform. Launched in Canada by WiredScore last October, the platform rates the technological capacity in commercial buildings, providing property owners with a transparent assessment of the quality of buildings’ internet connectivity.
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