Green Building Certifications in Largest U.S. Metros at Record High

According to recent article in the World Property Journal, the nation’s largest cities are getting even greener. As noted in the 5th annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University, researchers have found green certified office space across America’s 30 largest metros has reached 41% of market totals – the highest in the index’s history. “Green” office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR label, USGBC LEED certification or […]
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Maryland Elementary School Improves HVAC Equipment Performance with Duct Sealing

When the new $60 million dollar elementary school first opened its doors, everyone was excited and pleased. The modern classrooms and energy efficient building were sources of pride and joy for the Maryland-area school district. However, it wasn’t far into the first winter season that school administrators recognized there was a real problem. “The new building was designed with an energy-efficient heating system that wasn’t delivering as it should,” said Ted Thornton, project manager at Coakley & Williams Construction. “We […]

GreenBuild Revisited

It’s been several weeks since the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo set up shop at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, but the buzz continues to spread throughout the industry. By all accounts GreenBuild has become the biggest gathering for engineers, architects, contractors and just about anyone else interested in sustainable building. And if you’re at all affiliated with the construction industry or home performance markets, that certainly includes you. This year, Greenbuild hosted about 750 suppliers and top […]

Aeroseal Saving Public School District $45k a Year

It seems that our public schools are constantly in panic mode, looking for ways to save money and allocate limited resources. So it’s particularly exciting to tell you about a project where aerosealing just a single elementary school building is saving one school district about $45,000 a year. That’s a lot of bake sales! In addition, it turned the school superintendent into a hardened evangelist for aeroseal technology and he now tells other school administrators about the savings potential […]

Aeroseal Closing The Gap State By State

Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Maine and Wyoming. That’s it.  We are sooo close. Only ten states to go before homeowners and property managers in every state in the country will have access to at least one Aeroseal service provider.  Not bad for a technology that has been available for just a short time. In fact, Aeroseal has reached a number of milestones that attest to its rapid adoption and succes. In just […]

Another Award Goes To HomeSeal

Sorry, but we just have to boast…again. Since the launch of HomeSeal this past September, the buzz surrounding this next generation duct sealing system has been phenomenal – especially with the industry press. From The NEWS to DuctTales; ComforTech Expo to SNIPS magazine, HomeSeal has been racking up awards and being held up as an ideal solution for contractors looking to get in on the industry-transforming home performance market. And now Contracting Business magazine weighs in as well, honoring HomeSeal with its […]

New UL Category Just For Aerosol Duct Sealing

One giant leap forward – a new category has just been added to Underwriters Laboratory’s list of approved solutions for duct sealing. UL 1381 was just created specifically to cover aerosol duct sealing technology and provides contractors with a UL-certified alternative to older methods of sealing duct leaks – such as tape and mastic. When it comes to industry standards, the UL symbol is about as ubiquitous as it gets. For more than a century, the UL symbol (the trademark […]

A Great Explanation

There’s a reason why the crew of This Old House are considered tops in the home repair programming arena. They are not only experts at fixing houses, there is no team better at providing clear, concise explanations of what they are doing. If you missed the latest episode of Ask This Old House (season 12 episode 20) you really missed the best presentation I’ve seen about this game-changing technology. Since the job it does is more or less hidden from […]

Ask This Old House To Feature Duct Sealing Segment

It’s one thing to have an Aeroseal dealer tell a homeowner how wonderful aerosol duct sealing is for their house. It’s another thing entirely when a trusted and respected industry professional tells a homeowner it’s good stuff. And there are few home renovation experts better known or more trusted than Richard Trethewey the HVAC specialist on PBS’s long-standing home improvement and remodeling program This Old House. So, as you can imagine, we’ve reserved the Lazy Boy recliner in front of […]

Energy Savings – The Rules Are A Changing

Duct sealing – by far the smartest energy saving solution around. Remember when we were all taught about the 4 basic food groups and how meat and milk were essential to our good health? The rules on that one have certainly changed. How about the rule that bigger is better? Tell that to cell phone manufacturers, car companies and laptop makers. The rules regarding saving energy are also changing. New technologies and shifting realities are showing us that what we once […]