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Johns Manville to Host Fourth Annual Industrial Masters Course

Johns Manville (JM), a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today it will host the fourth annual Johns Manville Industrial Masters Course, along with six other major manufacturers, contractors, and engineers in the industrial insulation industry. The free, two-day course, taking place May 14-15, 2019 in League City, Texas, brings experts from the industrial insulation industry together discuss the latest technologies and the science and strategies needed to design, install, and maintain efficient insulation systems to optimize performance. The JM Industrial Masters Course is designed for engineers and industry…

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Bridging the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry

In business-speak, a skills gap is the difference between the skills required to perform a specified job, and the actual skills that employees possess.  When a company or industry says they are suffering from a skills gap, this means that they are experiencing difficulties finding workers to hire who have the skills the job requires. What Is the Manufacturing Skills Gap and How Does it Affect the Industry? There is currently a skills gap affecting the manufacturing industry.  This gap has been growing for some time, but has reached new heights in the years since the 2008 recession. The result…

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In Germany, Consumers Embrace a Shift to Home Batteries

This post originally appeared at Yale Environment 360. Stefan Paris is a 55-year-old radiologist living in Berlin’s outer suburbs. He, his partner, and their 3-year-old daughter share a snug two-story house with a pool. The Parises, who are expecting a second child, are neither wealthy nor environmental firebrands. Yet the couple opted to spend $36,000 for a home solar system consisting of 26 solar panels, freshly installed on the roof this month, and a smart battery — about the size of a small refrigerator — parked in the cellar. On sunny days, the photovoltaic panels supply all of the Paris…

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Designing a High-Performance Building Envelope with Mineral Wool

Designing a High-Performance Building Envelope with Mineral Wool | 2019-05-01 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain…

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How Can Cement be Natural?

How Can Cement be Natural? | 2019-05-01 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work…

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Ductwork for ERVs, Dehumidifiers, and Forced-Air Heating Systems

All homes don't need a ducted whole-house dehumidifier like this model by Ultra-Aire. But any builder who decides to install a whole-house dehumidifier needs to understand how these appliances should be ducted. [Photo credit: Ultra-Aire] Is it possible for an ERV, a whole-house dehumidifier, and a forced-air heating and cooling system to share ductwork? The answer is yes — but these systems need to be designed with care. This article describes what I believe to be the best ways that these three appliances can share ductwork. Since there are many different products in these three appliance categories, and since each…

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