Fresh out of university I landed a challenging and exciting role with a leading global insulation manufacturer. Through almost a decade with the company I learned a tremendous amount that help shaped my career in terms of my values and the voice for change that I wanted to have in the construction industry. A few […]
Advanced Framing — aka Optimum Value Engineering (OVE) — is a wood-frame construction method that’s meant to reduce the amount of lumber used to build a structure and enhance the home’s energy efficiency.
The long-awaited NBC 2020 is a roadmap to Net Zero Energy Ready construction in Canada, and introduces new tiered, performance and prescriptive approaches.
Learn how these approaches are set to pave the way to Net Zero Energy Ready residential buildings within the next decade.
Thanks to the recently launched Canada Greener Homes Grant, 700,000 Canadian homeowners can claim a rebate of up to $5,000 for energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. This fruitful incentive can help you achieve long-term energy savings and recover a decent portion of the retrofitting costs.
Can Foam Board Insulation Be Used Between Studs Instead of Batt Insulation? This application is not typically recommended for the following reasons: Rigid foam board pieces are difficult to fit snugly between studs so you would have to spray foam to fill any gaps. Unlike loose-fill or batt, foam board insulation can’t easily be cut […]
Why R-value is Important for Foam Board Insulation. R-values are a key metric used to assess insulation products. But what exactly do they measure? And why are they important? In this post, we’ll find out what R-values are, why they’re crucial to the homes we build, and how various insulation products compare in R-values. […]
Learn how Halo helps optimize a home’s envelope through proper moisture control, airtightness, an effective barrier to radon, and low-VOC building materials. This Advanced Graphite Insulation System is a spectacular product for building healthy, comfortable environments.
Here are the three separate ways Halo Exterra foam board insulation works to reduce energy loss. You might be surprised by what you learn. 1. Exterra Provides a Long-Lasting R-Value That’s Actually Higher Than XPS Over Time Halo Exterra’s graphite polystyrene (GPS) foam core has a unique feature – the graphite particles that […]
Introducing a building material that integrates top-notch thermal performance with a low embodied carbon content – Neopor Graphite Polystyrene (GPS). GPS is the foam core in Halo products. It comes with superior sustainability attributes and without added costs. The Embodied Carbon Perspective Embodied carbon is discharged during the production, shipment and installation of building products. […]
Halo® rigid foam insulation board is perfectly designed for specific applications. From below grade to above ground, interior to exterior, Halo® covers it all. All Halo® products offer their own unique strengths that outperform typical insulation products while being mindful of your building costs. So the next question is, how easy is it to switch […]