Fiberglass installation next to mineral wool installation
Building Insulation
Home Insulation
Head-to-Head: Mineral Wool vs. Fiberglass Insulation
Apr. 21, 2021
by Kim Melton
Building Insulation
Apr. 21, 2021
Evelyn Long

What We Can Learn from the IECC 2021 Energy Code

This article highlights the new IECC 2021 code changes so you can choose materials like fiberglass and mineral wool that meet the new requirements
Building Insulation
Apr. 21, 2021
Insulation Institute

Eye on Fiberglass and Mineral Wool Health and Safety

This blog from NAIMA looks at the data used to assess fiber hazards of fiberglass and mineral wool.
Building Insulation
Apr. 21, 2021
JM Building Insulation

The Science Behind the Health and Safety of Fiberglass and Mineral Wool

Take a deep dive into the science behind fiberglass and mineral wool safety in this on-demand webinar.
Building Insulation
Mar. 18, 2021
JR Babineau

Updates to the 2021 Commercial IECC

Over half of the approved changes to the 2021 Commercial IECC related to the building envelope. Find out what they were and what they mean for the building industry going for...
Building Insulation
Mar. 17, 2021
JR Babineau

Understanding the IECC’s New Climate Zone Map

One of the fundamental changes to the 2021 IECC was the designation of new Climate Zones. This blog dives into how the climate zones have changed and how that will affect bui...
Building Insulation
Mar. 17, 2021
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What’s New in the 2021 IECC

These two webinars address all the changes in the commercial and residential provisions of the 2021 IECC.
Building Insulation
Mar. 17, 2021
JR Babineau

Insulation Updates to the 2021 Residential IECC

The 2021 Residential IECC calls or increased insulation values in all climate zones. This blog highlights where and how those changes will impact your new builds.
Building Insulation
Feb. 18, 2021
American Chemistry Council

State Phase-Down of HFCs in the Polyurethanes Industry

While there is currently no federal requirement to transition to low GWP blowing agents in the spray foam sector, multiple states are opting to make the change. This overview...
Building Insulation
Feb. 18, 2021
EPA

Understanding Global Warming Potentials

This detailed description and FAQ can give you a better understanding of Global Warming Potentials.
Building Insulation
Feb. 18, 2021
EPA

Overview of Greenhouse Gases

This overview details information on greenhouse gas emissions and discusses how greenhouse gases interact with the atmosphere.
Building Insulation
Feb. 18, 2021
Kim Melton

Understanding the GWP, ODP, and 3rd Generation Spray Foam Phase Out

In many states across the U.S. and throughout all of Canada, regulators have begun implementing requirements that phase out and prohibit the use of a group of blowing agents,...
HVAC Insulation
Building Insulation
Mechanical Insulation
Jan. 20, 2021
Chip Gardiner

US Government Update - Final 2020 Federal Government Bill

2020’s final legislation is extensive, and it contains a number of positive and negative provisions that may impact the construction industry. Here is what you should know.
HVAC Insulation
Building Insulation
Mechanical Insulation
Industrial Insulation
Jan. 20, 2021
American Chemistry Council

ACC Study Shows Insulation Industry Supporting U.S. Economy

This study details the positive contributions of insulation industry made to the U.S. economy in 2019.
HVAC Insulation
Building Insulation
Mechanical Insulation
Jan. 20, 2021
Joe Bousquin

2021 Outlook: 6 Trends That Will Influence Construction This Year

There are 6 factors that are forecasted to shape the construction industry this year, both positively and negatively.
Building Insulation
Jan. 20, 2021
Dodge Data and Analytics

Dodge Data & Analytics Expects Construction Starts to Recover in 2021

Dodge Outlook 2021 predicts a slow and uneven recovery throughout the year. Here is what you should know.
The Johns Manville facility in Defiance, Ohio
Building Insulation
Nov. 30, 2020
Nicole Leatherman

Johns Manville Completes First Phase of Plant Expansion in Ohio

After a six-month setback brought on by the pandemic, innovative technology got the new fiberglass pipe insulation production line over the finish line.
Building Insulation
Nov. 23, 2020
Kim Melton, Jeff Job, & Justin Evans

Comparing UL 263 to NFPA 285

Two codes reign predominant when it comes to fire ratings: UL 263 to NFPA 285. Although similar, there are several differences in requirements. In this blog, we dive into the...
Building Insulation
Nov. 23, 2020
Dwayne Sloan

A Focus on Insulation and Surface-Burning Characteristics

Insulation is required by code to meet minimum requirements, and this is especially true when it comes to surface burning characteristics. This article discusses the tests an...
Building Insulation
Nov. 23, 2020
Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Preventing Fire Sprinkler System Freezing

Insulation can play an important role in slowing the spread of fire – especially when it is used to protect a fire sprinkler system from freezing.
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