Is Your Building Framing Hurting Your ROI?

Is Your Building Framing Hurting Your ROI?

A code-compliant insulated building envelope – roof, wall, subfloor and quality fenestration – typically results in a heat resistant, well-constructed building that requires less cooling and heating to keep occupants comfortable. However, did you know that without...
Is Solar Really Mandatory in 2020?

Is Solar Really Mandatory in 2020?

For developers in California, the prospect of building low-rise multifamily and single family residential buildings in 2020 can be challenging for one reason: photovoltaic systems are becoming effectively mandatory according to the California Energy Code starting...
When is a Vapor Barrier Required?

When is a Vapor Barrier Required?

Why are vapor barriers required? Take your cold soda can or glass of ice water: what happens to the exterior of that container when sitting on your table? It develops condensate. Why? Because the temperature of the container falls below the dew point temperature given...