Hunter Xci Polyiso Fast Facts

Hunter XCI Polyiso is a foam board used as continuous insulation in exterior walls for both commercial and residential construction and the leading product of choice for commercial roofs.

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Pricing Enters a New Era

Technology is changing all the time, and taking advantage of new technology is key to enhancing future sales and avoiding bad deals. Computers can now take the information you have about your customer and make incredibly efficient decisions about pricing. In fact, the tech is improving so fast, it might even make salesmen obsolete.

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Advanced Environmental Finishes for Windows & Doors – Field Performance and the Application Process (Print Course)

This course will discuss the painting and anodizing process, as well as considerations for architectural specifications for each finish. The course will cover the strengths and weaknesses of the two coatings and will demonstrate how each is applied to ensure a quality end product.

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Advancements in Window Glazing (Print Course)

This article provides a general overview of the technology of modern high performance windows as well as information on traditional glazing options, features and benefits. In addition, it explores improvements to conventional mirrored and tinted glazing and look at how color, style and glazing options impact not only occupants but also aesthetics of a project. Finally, we examine recent advancements in electrochromic coatings, how they work and how programmable tinting can positively impact occupants and energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

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Building Innovation and Performance in Schools – High Performance Systems Improve the Learning Environment (Print Course)

There is a proven and strong correlation between students’ academic performance and a school’s physical condition. Distractions and health issues arise when indoor air quality, lighting, acoustics, or thermal comfort is poor. Improving these environmental factors enhances learning, results in higher test scores, and increases daily attendance. High performance HVAC systems as well as innovative renewable energy sources can play a large role in creating an environment conducive to learning, while also serving as a teaching tool for students.

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Sustainable Extruded Aluminum Trim Profiles Deliver Aesthetics and Durability (Print Course)

With today’s focus on green materials, detailing needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements. Specifying trim for use with fiber cement siding is one instance where a knowledge of detailing can contribute to both. Available in a number of configurations, extruded aluminum trim can add architectural distinction to both the interiors and exteriors of a wide range of building types. This course will identify the sustainability features of extruded aluminum architectural trim, as well as its benefits, design options and moisture management considerations.

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PVC 101: The Benefits and Uses of Cellular PVC (Print Course)

This article will explore the performance properties of cellular PVC trim and its varied uses within the building industry. It will cover best practices for preparation and installation, as well as applications in markets ranging from residential construction to historic preservation. Finally, the article will explore the different green properties of cellular PVC, as well as two case studies.

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Spectrum® Construction Software

A complete web-based management tool that is fast, powerful and easy to use. Simply navigate to the information you and your team need anytime and anywhere, keeping you connected to all aspects of your business.

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Century Bank Chooses Efficiency

By replacing their old HVAC system Century Bank & Trust have greatly reduced their energy bill.

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Residential Water Heaters under the New 2015 Federal Standards

Water heaters are often the second largest energy user in the home, costing residents hundreds of dollars each year. Beginning in April 2015, the updated “NAECA” standards from the U.S. Department of Energy increased water heater efficiency requirements, driving major product changes in the U.S. market. “NAECA” stands for the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act and includes the federal regulations for water heater minimum efficiency levels.

Against this backdrop of new standards, products, and decision-making factors, this course will review a detailed analysis of water heating systems. This analysis compares water heating technologies based on their energy, economic, and environmental performance, with a focus on the performance of propane-based systems relative to electric and heating oil alternatives. The course also reviews the new federal standards for water heaters, and describes the market implications for both new construction and replacements.

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