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Top-10 Products for 2013 Take the Long View on Resilience and Durability

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 16, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Nov 13, 2012

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights Resilience and building science are the focus for our eleventh annual BuildingGreen Top-10 product awards. Last year's BuildingGreen Top-10 product awards were the first to emphasize resilient design. This year, in the wake of more droughts, wildfires, and the last straw—SuperStorm Sandy—our need to focus on resilience is ever more urgent. Hand in hand with resilience is durability: sound building science helps prevent moisture problems that can compromise our buildings during normal times as well as during and after extreme weather events. Below you'll find the basics, but you can get a lot more details about each product on our press page —including relevant LEED credits and contact info for each company. If you're at Greenbuild this year, please stop by the manufacturers' booths to congratulate them and learn more about these forward-looking products. You might also be able to squeeze into Alex Wilson's presentation about the products , bright and early Friday morning! Amorim expanded-cork boardstock insulation Photo Credit: Amorim Isolamentos, S.A. Amorim expanded-cork boardstock insulation is a 100% natural, rigid-insulation material produced from natural cork. The material insulates to R-3.6 per inch, offers excellent acoustic control, is highly durable, has high vapor permeability, and meets fire-safety requirements (Euro Class E, based on EN 13501) without flame retardants. read more






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