Insulation Institute Blog

The Most and Least Efficient States

Smart Tech Can Drive Sustainable Homes

5 Red Flags That Derail Recruiting

October 6 is EEDay 2021 - Help Spread the Word

Great Insulation and Air Sealing at Lower Costs

ENERGY STAR Falls Behind in Thermal Envelope Performance

Epidemiology Update Affirms IARC 2002 Conclusion

Three Ways Designers Can Drive Net Zero

Blown-in Insulation's Measures and Checks

A New Builder's Daily Emerges

RESNET, ICC to Develop Standard for Virtual Inpections

Impressive Benefits of EE Investments

The Building Efficiency Accelerator

Better, Greener AC

A Hot New Home and Missing Insulation

Three Takes on the Labor Shortage

Could Your Next Home Be 3D Printed?

DOE Analysis of the 2021 IECC Reveals Big Savings

Trading Off Thermal Resistance is a Very, Very Bad Idea

New Guide: Insulating Your Home Office for Sound Control

New Report Details COVID's Effects on Clean Jobs

Beauty and the Batts

Where's My Green Job?

New Report Shows Acoustic Performance

3 Pandemic Housing Trends to Watch

Does My Insulation Settle or Expire?

Buyers Flock to EE Features Amid Covid

What Texas Can Teach Us About Resilience

The Crux of Better Building

COVID-19 Vaccination Plans in Every State

New Guide: Fiberglass and IAQ

An Insulating Challenge: Scissor Trusses and Sloped Ceilings

HERS Ratings Soared in 2020

Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

EE Jobs Offer Best Bet for Recovery

Insulation Contributes $36B in Payrolls to the Economy

FEMA Says Homes at Risk Due to Outdated Codes

Baffles Done Right

Meeting Builder, Buyer Needs for IAQ

IAQ Drives Home Design Trends

The Benefits of Insulating Interior Walls

Airtightness and Ventilation Can Thwart COVID-19

WalletHub Ranks State Energy Efficiency

October 7 is EEDay2020

New Data Shows Strong Appeal of HERS

Incremental Steps to Advanced Framing

Taking Performance to a Whole New Level

Rule Your Attic to Begin Sept. 14

Two Really Avoidable Insulation Gaffes

Home Energy Efficiency Data Can Sway Buyers

Pandemic Could Drive Net Zero Construction

How to Nurture Workforce Development

Seeds for Workforce Success

Developing Careers in Building Performance

IEA Publishes Green Energy Recovery Plan

New Release: Mineral Wool as Continuous Insulation

5 Reasons to Build with Mineral Wool

Clean Energy Sheds 595K Jobs

How Building Will Change: Healthier Products

A New Normal: Virtual Inspections

Better Marketing Drives Sales of EE Homes

Real Challenges of Uniform Code Enforcement

Realtor Sees Uptick in Video Tours

Air Sealing Multi-Family Party Walls

Boost Your Skills With Online Resources

A Special Edition of "The Build Show" on COVID-19

A RARE Approach to Getting Grade I

4 Vital Efficiency Actions to Address Climate Change

The Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

10 Hidden Air Leaks in New Construction

Number of HERS-Rated Homes Grows

Home Sellers Must Prove Energy Efficiency

5 Promising Developments for Decarbonization

Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Chasing Greater Energy Efficiency in New Homes

Try This Old School Hack for Estimating Insulation Jobs

Meet America's Best Installer

The Housing Guy Talks Zero Energy's Expansion

3 Things to Stop Doing with Batts

Builder Spotlight: Insight's Innovation Win

Desire for Healthier Homes Boosts IAQ Solutions

You Still Get What You Inspect

Energy Efficiency Workforce Grows to 2.3 Million

Bentley's 4 Rules for High-Performance Homes

Award-Winning Builds...Even at the Low End

Builder-to-Buyer Flood Risk Education

3 Basics for Visibly Great Insulation Jobs

A Model for the Net Zero Built Environment

The Case for Energy-Plus-Health Programs

You Have One Job: Insulation or Air Sealing

RESNET Launches New HERS for Consumers Site

Do Realtors Get "Sustainable" Construction?

How Cool! Summer Camp Teaches Kids Construction

The Air Sealing Learning Curve

3 Tips for Substance-Free Construction Sites

Building Envelope Efficiency Without Compromise

Prioritizing Indoor Air Quality in New Construction

Designers Report on Energy Efficiency Trends

Why Some Products Have a Cancer Warning Label

Matt Whitbeck's Three Tips for Framers

Mineral Wool: A Solution to Thermal Bridging

Reduce Costs with This Sprinklers Alternative

Report Gives Guidance on Specifying Healthier Insulation

Premium Construction With A Cost-Effective Product

Matt Risinger Might've Made Our Day!

4 Undeniable Benefits of Offsite Construction

Under Construction: A Resource for the Skilled Workforce

The Best Time to Air Seal

HERS Raters Boost EE Competency for Builders

Our Top Five Blog Posts of 2018

New Video Covers 5 Top Air Sealing Areas in New Homes

Technology is a Bullet Train, Home Building a Bicycle

5 Traits Great Project Managers

3.2 Billion Pounds of Progress!

Prepping for the Zero Energy Home Future

Should Solar Generation Trump Energy Conservation?

700 Contractors Get Free Grade I Training

Air Sealing: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Fiberglass Among "Best Insulation Materials from a Health Perspective"

Lessons From Brad Pitt's Effort to Make It Right

Master the Training, Witness the Test

Home Design with Wi-Fi in Mind

Don't Park the Prius on the Roof!

3 Commonly Missed Air Leakage Pathways

Eye on Fiber Glass and Mineral Wool Health and Safety

Future-Proof Home Construction

Want More of a Good Thing? Switch Your Trusses

Right-Sizing AC in High-Performance Homes

Energy Data Gains Traction in Home Listings

2009 Called. It Wants Its Energy Code Back

3 Common Problems Found in New Home Inspections

Our Insulation Field Trip

What's In A Frame?

5 Priority Air Sealing Locations for New Homes

Unvented Attic with Fiberglass and Mineral Wool

Blow the Insulation, Not the Budget

Two Air Leakage Items Blindsiding Builders

Four Tips to Own Digital Marketing

Free Grade I Training Coming to Four States

The Rising Appeal of Factory-Built Homes

RESNET Unveils Water Efficiency Measure

4 Steps to Prevent Excess Moisture in New Homes

Mineral Wool and the Toronto Method Wall 

4 Strengths of Top-Performing Builders

Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed Framing

Ice Dams and How to Prevent Them

Preventing Fire Sprinkler System Freezing

Top 5 Blogs of 2017

12 Areas of Focus for High Performance Walls

Getting 3 ACH50 Without Breaking the Bank

Profile of a Top One Percent Builder

HERS-Scored Homes: 2 Million and Counting

Is it Time for Resilient Design?

5 Most Common Insulation Install Flaws

SmartHome Apps to Help Save on Energy Costs

Avoiding a Bad Wrap

Tests Show Decades Later, Fiberglass Performs

More Options for HVAC Duct Design

Taking the Guess Work Out of Envelope Design

Thriving in a ZEN Landscape

5 Podcasts for Builder Education On-The-Go

3 Things You're Not Asking Your Insulation Contractor (But Should)

New OSHA Regs Should Prompt Builder Emphasis on Safety Also

70 Seconds on Why Quality Installs Matter

Tackling That Dirty 4-Letter Word: Mold

How Price Impacts Our Perception of Quality

What is "Proper" Insulation Installation?

What Product Transparency Means for Builders

Lumber Cost Hurting? Think Advanced Framing

An Innovative Seal Tight, Frame Right Method

HERS=2 and ACH50=0.75 at Just $85/Sq. Ft.!

4 Tips to Ace Your Blower Door Test

5 Ways Millennial Buyers Aren't So Different

Residential Energy Efficiency: The RX For Health

Overcoming Barriers to SEE Building

New Codes, Air Sealing and "Dynamic Walls"

Appraisals Will Soon Include HERS Scores

Who's Driving Energy Efficiency

3 Ways Raters Can Help Builders Cut Costs

An Architect's Tips on Selling Energy Savings

How Builders Can Win With Energy Use Data

New guide on vented attics with buried ducts

When To Make A Date With A HERS Rater

High performance vented attics with buried ducts

Do Homebuyers Want "Energy Upgrade" Packages?

Managing Your Online Reputation

Training the Trades to Get the Grade

A Novel Approach to Vented Attic Design with Mineral Wool

Do Quality Insulation Installations Cost More?

For Better Homes, Is it Net Zero or Passive House?

Providence Homes on Selling Comfort

5 Things Builders Can Do to Reduce Comfort Callbacks

Manufactured Housing to Get Energy Efficiency Boost

What's the ROI of Attic Insulation?

“Trades may grumble but customers are lining up”

New Guide Reveals What Builders Think of HERS Raters

Lab Test vs. Eye Test: Slumping and Settling

A Custom Builder's Approach to Economical, Energy Efficient Insulation

Air Sealing "Like a Boss"

A New Product to Seal and Insulate Around Electric Boxes