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The Importance of Existing Insulation Technology

Sept. 4, 2009
Buildings At the Moment, Helping Facilities Professionals Make Smarter Decisions

If asked what the most exciting or important feature of a building is, few people would answer: “the insulation in the roof.” You can’t see it, and it’s certainly not one of the items highlighted (like the marble entryway or glass curtainwall) when the building is promoted; however, as three new research papers indicate, insulation is, through its consistent and persistent performance, one of the most important components in a building when it comes to reducing energy costs and reducing carbon footprints.

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