RSS
TwitterFacebookGoogle+YouTubeLinkedIn

Side Story: Air Barrier LEED Credits

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

August 2008

Air Barriers

Some air barriers qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.

“Advanced Building Products is in the process of changing our Vape-R-Seal air barrier products to a more environmentally friendly air barrier system,” says Keith Lolley, VP for the Springvale, Maine-based company. “We hope to have it available by the fall. The air barrier will be manufactured from recycled materials, which will qualify for LEED credits, and be compatible with other systems in the market.”

CavClear products also qualify for LEED credits, says Sarah Atkins, president of Archovations Inc. in Hudson, Wis. CavClear is made from 100 percent recycled plastic. The sheets help maintain thermalĂŠefficiency in buildings besides helping eliminate moisture in walls.


 

 

Related Posts

  • 63
    Air barriers are mandatory requirements in two standards and two codes (ASHRAE 90.1-2010, ASHRAE 189.1-11, 2012 IECC and 2012 IgCC).
    Tags: air, barrier, building
  • 62
    You probably already know that air and water barrier manufacture and installation are of the few expanding construction areas.
    Tags: air, barrier, barriers
  • 61
    Air and water barriers serve an important role in the functionality of high-performance building veneers. Many factors go into the engineering of a building’s exterior envelope...
    Tags: air, building, barrier, barriers, moisture
  • 57
    Air barrier systems are essential for getting rid of moisture that gets behind masonry walls. Typically installed on the outward-facing side of a structural wall, air barriers help keep water out of the building envelope...
    Tags: air, moisture, barrier, barriers
  • 55
    High-performance buildings are constructed to maximize energy efficiency, durability and overall occupant comfort. As the demand for these buildings continues to increase, it is important to understand that one of the key aspects of achieving this is proper building enclosure design and overall wall system performance.
    Tags: air, building, barriers

MASONRY MAGAZINE VIDEO NEWS

S26 HEPA Dust Extractor From Pullman Ermator

Ermator HEPA Dust Extractors are equipped with tested and certified HEPA filters that trap the smallest, most dangerous-to-breath dust particles and prevents them from being released in the air. A HEPA Dust Extractor not only exhausts perfectly clean air, it is far more efficient for the fast recovery of bulk dry dust, debris and other building materials found on every Construction, Abatement and Restoration job site.

Drilling and Chiseling Hammer Demonstration | CS Unitec

CS Unitec Drilling and Chiseling Hammer type 2 2414 0010 demonstration. For more information on the tools, drills and other products seen in this video, please visit: http://www.csunitec.com/hammer-drills/

PumpMaster | Masonry Grout Pump for Core Filling | Block Fill | Masonry Wall Grouting

The AIRPLACO PumpMaster PG-30 is shown on a jobsite in Nashville, TN with Masonry Contractor WASCO, Inc. ...