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November 2022

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is the funding basis for IRA tax credits

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 provides the minimum requirements for energy-efficient design of most buildings, except low-rise residential buildings. It has been the benchmark for commercial building energy codes in the United States and is the funding basis for the IRA tax credits.

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October 2022

Air barrier understanding is key to major new construction tax credits via The Inflation Reduction Act

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, making the new bill the largest in U.S. history focused on combating combat climate change. The act provides unique opportunities for the construction industry. Check out this blog post to learn more.

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September 2022

What is ASTM E2357?

ASTM E2357 is the standard test method for determining air leakage of air barrier assemblies. Prior to this standard, only the air barrier material could be tested. This standard provides a consistent method for building professionals to evaluate a full air barrier system.

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September 2022

What you should know about air barriers before you start your next project

Air barriers are an essential part of the building envelope, because they help control airflow into and out of a building. But along with controlling airflow, air barriers perform several other functions to help ensure long-term building performance and health, as well as improved energy efficiency. To help make designers aware of air barrier opportunities (and risks), here’s a look at how these systems work in the building envelope, plus some common pitfalls to avoid.

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August 2022

3 must-haves for green roof waterproofing systems

Selecting the right waterproofing solution is a crucial part of designing a leak-free green roof. Logistics and weather conditions often indicate which installation method – hot-applied or cold-applied – is best for a given project. But however it’s installed, the waterproofing system for a green roof must meet 3 requirements.

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August 2022

Blindside Waterproofing – just one chance to get it right

Selecting the right waterproofing solution is a crucial part of designing a leak-free green roof. Logistics and weather conditions often indicate which installation method – hot-applied or cold-applied – is best for a given project. But however it’s installed, the waterproofing system for a green roof must meet 3 requirements.

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