Insulation Institute Blog

Prioritizing Indoor Air Quality in New Construction

Joe “Radio Joe” Hughes of the IAQ Training Institute and IAQ Radio has been training builders and contractors for nearly two decades on indoor air quality issues. Through his popular podcast, trainings, and conferences, he shares insights on building science and the complexities of modern construction, and why indoor air quality is becoming...

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Apr 26, 2019 7:31:38 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

4 Steps to Prevent Excess Moisture in New Homes

4 Steps to Prevent Excess Moisture in New Homes

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Mar 2, 2018 8:06:01 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

New guide on vented attics with buried ducts

Back in December we wrote about a change in the 2018 IECC that laid out a new, prescriptive path for the use of buried ducts in standard vented attics. This practice offers the potential to save significant energy over typical vented attic designs, and can even rival the savings of an unvented attic done with ccSPF under the roof deck, at much...

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Jan 17, 2017 1:35:49 PM Jordan Doria

Why Insulation is Crucial for Moisture Management

Moisture is one of the most damaging elements a building can encounter and is the leading cause of construction litigation. In a recent post for Professional Builder Magazine, Johns Mansville Principal Building Scientist J.R. Babineau talks about the role insulation plays in managing moisture in a wall system and why the issue is becoming...

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Jul 12, 2016 9:35:01 AM Jordan Doria

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