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Insulation Evaluation Criteria and Resources

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What does insulation cost? I've created these tables as an aid in predicting insulation costs when you are trying to make decisions about your building. I wouldn't base your budget solely on these charts as costs will vary by region and installation prices are very sensitive to the degree of difficulty of the application. Think about the difference between installing in an attic with a 10 foot ceiling and installing in a 2 foot crawlspace with a dirt floor. Keep in mind also that most insulation companies have daily minimums that they must meet so these prices won't be correct for projects that are only a few hundred square feet or less.

To calculate the total cost of an insulation project use the $/board foot column. A board foot is 1 inch by 1 foot by 1 foot. The $/R-value column is the most accurate way to compare insulation types. Structural insulation systems combine both structure and insulation in one and are becoming more and more popular for their airtightness characteristics, strength and high R-values. How do I cite information on EIA's website in a bibliography? - FAQ. EIA suggests the following general format for citing an EIA document in a bibliography: U.S. Energy Information Administration, title of document, date of publication. Example: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review, August 19, 2010. For most of the data pages or reports on our website, the publication or posting date is located in the upper or lower left of the page where the data or report is posted. However, many of the pages and content on our website do not have a single or specific author.

U.S. Example: U.S. Learn More: Using and referencing EIA data, reports, and web content. The effect of material choice on the total energy need and recycling potential of a building. C. Thormark, Lund Institute of Technology, Department of Building Science, P.O. Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden Received 21 February 2005, Revised 4 April 2005, Accepted 21 April 2005, Available online 25 July 2005 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2005.04.026 Get rights and content Minimizing the use of energy is a central task in sustainable building. Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. BUILDING ENERGY CONSERVATION AND WALL THERMAL INSULATION--《Engineering Mechanics》2006年S2期. Gu Tian-shu , Xie Lian-yu , Chen Ge (China Xinxing Build and Develop Company, Beijing 100039, China) The core of building energy conservation in China is to innovate the enclosure structure and the heating system.

Wall thermal insulation plays more and more important roles in building energy conservation. In the world of today, the developed countries pay great attention to energy conservation. The energy consumption in unit building area in our country is nearly 4 times as much as that in developed countries with similar climatic conditions. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. Energy, environment and sustainable development. Abdeen Mustafa Omer 17 Juniper Court, Forest Road West, Nottingham NG7 4EU, UK Received 16 April 2007, Accepted 30 May 2007, Available online 2 July 2007 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.rser.2007.05.001 Get rights and content Abstract Globally, buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of the total world annual energy consumption.

Indoor environmental quality is the perceived condition of comfort that building occupants experience due to the physical and psychological conditions to which they are exposed by their surroundings. Energy efficiency is related to the provision of the desired environmental conditions while consuming the minimal quantity of energy. Cost efficiency is the financial expenditure on energy relative to the level of environmental comfort and productivity that the building occupants attained. Keywords Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. Optimization of insulation thickness for external walls using different energy-sources.

A Denizli Vocational College, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkeyb Department of Mechanical Education, Pamukkale University, Kinikli, Denizli, Turkeyc Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osman Gazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey Available online 13 December 2005 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2005.10.006 Get rights and content Abstract In countries that import most of their energy, like Turkey, energy saving and the effective usage of energy become much more important. Keywords Insulation-thickness; Life-cycle cost; Energy saving Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. Comprehensiveness and adequacy of tools for the environmental improvement of buildings. IVAM/IVAM Environmental Research, Plantage Muidergracht 14, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands Received 22 October 1997, Revised 1 February 1999, Accepted 5 February 1999, Available online 22 April 1999 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access Get rights and content Abstract Buildings are products with special environmental characteristics.

Keywords buildings; environmental requirements scoring instruments; instruments; LCA Copyright © 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. Towards sustainable-energy buildings. Volume 76, Issues 1–3, September–November 2003, Pages 211–217 Energex 2002 - Energy Policies and Economics and Rational Use of Energy of Energy Topics VI and VII Dorota Chwieduk, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Swietokrzyska 21, 00049 Warsaw, Poland Accepted 10 October 2002, Available online 22 July 2003 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access Get rights and content Abstract Energy consumption in the residential and tertiary sectors is especially high in developed countries.

Keywords Energy conservation; Renewables; Sustainable buildings Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. Design of low-emission and energy-efficient residential buildings using a multi-objective optimization algorithm. A Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2508 Patrick Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USAb Department of Construction Management, Louisiana State University, 3415 Patrick Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USAc Environmental Planning and Management Program, Johns Hopkins University, 11833 Skylark Rd., Clarksburg, MD 20871, USA Received 10 May 2011, Revised 24 August 2011, Accepted 28 September 2011, Available online 4 October 2011 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.09.030 Get rights and content Abstract The improvement of energy efficiency and environmental performance of buildings is considered a major priority worldwide.

Highlights Keywords Energy efficiency; CO2 emissions; Multi-objective optimization; Harmony search algorithm Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Performance characteristics and practical applications of common building thermal insulation materials. Dr. Mohammad S. Al-Homoud Architectural Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia Received 29 January 2004, Revised 21 May 2004, Accepted 31 May 2004, Available online 2 October 2004 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.05.013 Get rights and content Abstract Buildings are large consumers of energy in all countries.

The proper use of thermal insulation in buildings does not only contribute in reducing the required air-conditioning system size but also in reducing the annual energy cost. The objective of this paper is to present an overview of the basic principles of thermal insulation and to survey the most commonly used building insulation materials, their performance characteristics and proper applications. Keywords Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. Life cycle assessment of building materials: Comparative analysis of energy and environmental impacts and evaluation of the eco-efficiency improvement potential. CIRCE - Centre of Research for Energy Resources and Consumption, Campus Río Ebro–University of Zaragoza, Mariano Esquillor Gómez, 15 - 50018 Zaragoza, Spain Received 15 July 2010, Revised 30 November 2010, Accepted 1 December 2010, Available online 9 December 2010 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.12.002 Get rights and content Abstract The building industry uses great quantities of raw materials that also involve high energy consumption.

This paper presents the results of an LCA study comparing the most commonly used building materials with some eco-materials using three different impact categories. Keywords LCA; Building materials; Embodied energy; Eco-efficiency Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Economic and environmental benefits of thermal insulation of building external walls. A Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Econometrics, University of Zielona Góra, ul. Licealna 9, 65-417 Zielona Góra, Polandb Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Zielona Góra, ul. Licealna 9, 65-417 Zielona Góra, Poland Received 15 February 2011, Revised 20 June 2011, Accepted 23 June 2011, Available online 29 June 2011 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.06.023 Get rights and content Abstract Thermal modernization is viewed by its users in Poland mainly in terms of economic benefits.

Thermal insulation of building walls has a significant effect on the reduction of thermal energy consumption in buildings that leads to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Several versions of thermal insulation are presented. Highlights Keywords Thermal insulation; Optimum thickness of thermal insulation; Environmental benefits; Economic benefits. Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications Green Building Labels 101. If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally conscious a manner as you can. But how do you measure, compare and make choices about the environmental footprint of different products, materials and building practices?

Over the past few years, you’ve probably encountered a veritable cacophony of eco labels competing for your attention, stamped on everything from carpeting, appliances and furniture, to building materials, windows and roofing, to entire buildings. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this onslaught of competing eco labels, fear not.

Inhabitat is here to break them down for you and help you decipher what green building labels really mean, and which are the most important ones to pay attention to when it comes to building green. Photo: Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell in Pennington, NJ – interior design by ARRAY Architects. Insulation & the Environment : NAIMA North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. Green Building Standards and Certification Systems. Home > Green Building Standards and Certification Systems by Stephanie Vierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+CSteven Winter Associates, Inc. Last updated: 10-27-2014 Introduction Buildings have extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment.

During their construction, occupancy, renovation, repurposing, and demolition, buildings use energy, water, and raw materials, generate waste, and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions. The push toward sustainable design increased in the 1990s with the creation of Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), the first green building rating system in the U.K. Green product standards also began to appear in the marketplace in the 1980s and increased in the 1990s. There is now a proliferation of standards, rating, and certification programs in the marketplace to help guide, demonstrate, and document efforts to deliver sustainable, high-performance buildings.

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