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How To Calculate An Energy Rating Index

Those searching for a new home have a great tool at their disposal called the Home Energy Rating Index, or HERS Index. The index is based on a process that calculates the energy efficiency of a home. It allows you to compare the energy efficiency rating of a property you are interested in against a […]

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What Makes A Building A High Performance Building?

Contractors can build buildings in record time with modern tools and resources, adding impressive structures to skylines across the world. With this rapid evolution in commercial development, a new industry term has quickly gained traction: the high-performance building. When business owners want a new facility for their growing company, opting for a high-performance building can […]

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New Trends In Heating & Cooling Equipment

Recent, emerging trends in heating, ventilation and air conditioning units (HVAC) are starting to receive a lot of attention. Newer homes that are constructed have been designed smarter, more environmentally friendly and have devices installed that communicate with one another. New HVAC units have been engineered to improve home comfort, be efficient and reduce energy […]

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USI Commercial Spray Foam Insulation Featured on National TV

USI was recently featured on an episode of Office Spaces, a TV show about modern workplace design. For more detailed information about this unique project, read the Project Overview below. Project Overview – Commercial Spray Foam Insulation BrandStar is an award-winning global marketing and production company, with its corporate office and production studio in Deerfield Beach, Florida. BrandStar’s […]

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MBIA Builder Mart 2017

What is Builder Mart? Builder Mart is a one-day trade show for the Home Building and Remodeling Industry. It is hosted by the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) and took place yesterday, March 22nd, 2017. It’s the largest, one-day building industry trade show in Maryland. Builder Mart is entering its 47th year as the premier home builder, developer […]

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Why Spray Foam Is A Great Alternative & Why Contractors Use It

Spray foam is one of the most versatile forms of insulation available because it will seal your home from air, moisture, strengthen your building’s structure and provide thermal, air and vapor barriers that can withstand all different types of climates. Spray Foam insulation outperforms all other forms of insulation by large margins because the long-term […]

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How To Handle Hazardous Materials For A Commercial Property

Hazardous materials like chemicals, commercial cleaners, and toxins need to be handled differently than non-hazardous materials. Managers of businesses and commercial properties must ensure that dangerous substances are controlled and protected. Know The Local Laws Some municipalities restrict what types of hazardous materials can be used within a given locality. A business should be aware […]

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Why Wall And Roof Structures Matter In Energy Efficiency

When the term “energy efficiency” is raised among consumers, discussions typically surround appliances and other household items. However, energy efficiency isn’t limited to devices; it also extends to a structure’s physical construction. Whether a residential or commercial building, the walls and roof contribute to the comfort level within the structure. Air Pressure Differences A building’s walls […]

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