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Energy Efficiency

A greener footprint. More economical
operation.  Long-term value.


A building’s acoustics can have a large
impact on the well-being, happiness,
and productivity of its occupants.

Fire Performance

But the best fire performance is not just built to code, it’s designed from the ground up.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Buildings breathe and their respiration affects indoor air quality and the health and comfort of everyone inside.

Moisture Management

So controlling moisture, vapor and air flow is critical to the integrity of the building.


Discover how respecting
nature, preserving
resources and building
habitats with
sensitivity to the
world around us is
actually good business.

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CertainTeed Building Science

Better Building Through Science

We measure performance where your clients live and work…at the intersection of form and function.

CertainTeed’s Building Science expertise focuses on function at the core of the building envelope and how improving performance within the structure works to enhance energy efficiency, safety, comfort and control.

It starts with understanding the balance the building needs between the four main elements driving its design: 

  • The Building Envelope,
  • The Mechanical Systems
  • The Building Occupants; and
  • The Outside Environment

CertainTeed Building Science has compiled best practices with regard to design and physics to help you understand residential and commercial construction materials and techniques, how to recognize problems, and solutions for these problems.  CertainTeed can guide you through the processes of building design, code compliance and material selection. CertainTeed’s Building Science experts also have extensive backgrounds in building forensics.

Search our videos, articles, white papers, educational presentations and literature to learn about:

  • The dynamics of heat flow
  • Heat transfer and thermal properties of building materials
  • Air flow and controlling air leakage
  • Moisture flow mechanisms
  • Acoustical performance  and sound absorption
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Fire performance

Please visit the Building Science topic areas for more information.

Energy Efficiency        Acoustics        Fire Performance        Sustainability

        Indoor Environmental Quality        Moisture Management

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