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Specifying Green To Save Green

Collaboration between Chemours, BASF, and eleV8 Design+Build leads to a Five Star house in the Lone Star State By Jen Kramer Austin, Texas is known for being a little “unconventional,” perhaps a little more cutting-edge than the rest of the state – sometimes more than the rest of the nation. The city’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin weird” and predictably ...

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Multitalented: Commercial Building Types That Benefit From SPF

With nearly 5 million commercial buildings and 115 million residential households in the United States, buildings account for almost 40 percent of the nation’s total primary energy use and 70 percent of the electricity used annually. Much of the energy wasted in commercial and residential buildings is a result of poor air sealing and insufficient thermal insulation. Air sealing is ...

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The Right Stuff: NASA Spin-off Company Pursues a Distinctly Efficient Approach to the Design of Mechanical Systems

While building science is a concentration typically relegated to the Earth’s surface, for obvious reasons, a mechanical engineering company located near Dallas, Texas channels its history in space exploration to more efficiently design mechanical systems. “It’s not exactly rocket science that we do,” said Richard Rue, CEO of EnergyWise Structures.” But we do have a rocket scientist designing our systems.” ...

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