Building Enclosure Insight Bulletins

Building Enclosure Design Reveals Energy Efficiency
Vol. 118 | 31 July 2017

Building Enclosure Design Reveals Energy Efficiency

Recently, Intertek partnered with the USGBC Central Pennsylvania chapter in a unique demonstration project designed to illustrate the difference in the energy efficiency of two comparable structures – one built to the current 2009 building code and the other built to “passive house” standards, primarily focusing on the benefit of More…

Working with Foreign Window Manufacturers – Tips for Success
Vol. 113 | 22 May 2017

Working with Foreign Window Manufacturers – Tips for Success

Architects and specifiers looking to tap into the global window and curtain wall manufacturing market as a source new products are understandably enticed by the buying power of the US Dollar in foreign markets, and the favorable price points on foreign-produced goods. For example, we recently reviewed bids from More…

Vapor Intrusion and Its Impact on Real Estate Transactions
Vol. 108 | 24 January 2017

Vapor Intrusion and Its Impact on Real Estate Transactions

Vapor intrusion is an emerging issue that is creating increasing headaches for owners and developers of commercial real estate as well as lenders. Litigation regarding vapor intrusion is on the rise and appears to be on the marketing radar of many trial lawyers. More…

The Effect of Unintended Moisture Intrusion
Vol. 102 | 10 October 2016

The Effect of Unintended Moisture Intrusion

Moisture is not often thought of in terms of occupant health and safety. Yet the majority of indoor air quality professionals consider moisture the primary agent or pollutant that can have a significant impact on the occupants’ health. More…