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When it comes to the performance of mineral wool used as a continuous insulation, selecting the right compressive strength is key. In this podcast we examine the performance benefits of mineral wool as a continuous insulation, and thoughts on specifying the proper compressive strength.
“What does the science say?” That’s a question we’ve asked a lot in 2020. Listen in as Jose Mendez-Andino, VP Research and Development, Owens Corning Insulation, shares a scientist’s perspective on how today’s R&D efforts today are inspiring innovations for 2021 and beyond.
Is the handprint bigger than the footprint? Environmental sustainability, extreme weather events and more stringent climate protocols are driving sustainability trends. Join us as Frank O’Brien-Bernini, CSO at Owens Corning shares perspective on new innovations and emerging trends driving sustainable buildings.
As ordinances make vegetative roof assemblies (VRA) more attractive to designers, they’re also changing in size, form, and function. This episode looks at how 3 high-profile VRAs helped architects bring their sustainability, stormwater management and outdoor living visions to life.
Ongoing code conversations about restricting combustible materials in commercial building enclosures spotlight the need for passive life safety systems. This episode looks at how high-profile fires are informing strategies to mitigate vertical fire spread and support life safety.
When is the right time to introduce sound mitigation into the enclosure design? What are some practical strategies for managing noise in the building enclosure? Listen as an acoustician offers sound advice for managing noise.
So many of the materials that form smart, high-performing buildings are never seen by the naked eye. Listen in to learn about how “invisibilis” drives smart performance. In this episode, we’ll look at mineral wool as a continuous insulation in Indiana’s first LEED Gold hospital.