FEATURE

Improving continuous insulation

Insulation manufacturers have devised numerous ways to improve the thermal performance of their products, from adding specialized particles to polystyrene to refining vacuum insulated panels (VIPs) and phase-change materials to aerogels. Unfortunately, none of this matters when these high-performance products are installed ineffectively.
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FEATURE

Reducing construction costs with big fans

Architects often sell their clients on the promise of large overhead fans based on the argument of long-term energy savings from reduced reliance on HVAC. Architect Antonio Santini and his team at RED Studio persuaded an initially skeptical client by devising an overall plan for a new office building that not only offered long-term savings, but more importantly, was also less expensive in its upfront costs.
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Using brick veneer and metal studs for strong walls

The brick veneer/metal stud (BV/MS) backup exterior wall assembly was invented in New England in the 1970s. This type of system was formed to substitute the more expansive concrete masonry unit (CMU) backup wall because it is installed much more quickly. Now, new innovations have improved the assembly further.
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