Building Science Support
With increasing energy efficiency targets in North American building codes and legislation calling for decreased CO2 emissions, designers are under increased pressure to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
ROXUL Building Science was established to provide architects, designers and specifiers with the tools and services to unlock the energy saving potential of your building design, reaching far beyond insulation. The Building Science team believes that design freedom goes hand-in-hand with sustainability, energy efficiency, durability, resiliency and constructability; therefore, it is essential that these factors are considered and incorporated in all stages of your project.
Our North American Building Science team is part of a larger global network, allowing us to utilize international best practice, innovation and design solutions. We combine this knowledge with local expertise to offer high-quality tools, training and tailored advisory services relevant to the North American market.
Whether new construction or retrofit, ROXUL Building Science is committed in assisting you to achieve the highest performance without sacrificing other design priorities by offering building science expertise and services.
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Building enclosure investigations and renewals often reveal irreversible dimensional changes in rigid foam board insulation products including XPS, EPS and Polyisocyanurate. If it has been speculated that these dimensional changes are a result of aging, they are also a result of thermal expansion and contraction due to the high in-service temperatures which can often be experienced within wall and in particular conventional roof assemblies.
Building Science Labs (BSL) was contracted to conduct a laboratory study to determine if ROXUL CAVITYROCK® DD, when installed as rainscreen/drained system, would absorb water during rain events; and compare the results to those of the competitive alternative.
A research study was undertaken by ROXUL® EDC and IBACOS to investigate and compare if slumping occurs between different types of wall insulation materials in an accelerated aging process for two typically framed walls.
A research study was undertaken by ROXUL® EDC and RDH to measure and compare thermal performance of polyisocyanurate insulation which has been collected from various existing buildings having been exposed to real environmental conditions.
Building Science Consulting Inc. (BSCI) was retained to conduct air permeance testing of ROXUL® COMFORTBATT® and fiberglass cavity insulation assembly systems to determine measured differences in the air permeance of the whole system.
Moisture has been wreaking havoc on low sloped roofs ever since the low sloped roof introduction to the roofing industry. Whether the moisture was introduced during construction, during operation (through air leakage) and most commonly, through roof leaks, these deficiencies all lead to reduced performance or deterioration of the building enclosure.
Wind washing is defined as wind moving through or around insulation, effectively reducing the thermal resistance of the insulation. This effect can remove significant amounts of heat from the building which can increase heat cost and reduce durability. Wind washing’s impact on an enclosure is primarily determined by the wind exposure and the system susceptibility.
The ROXUL Building Science team can be contacted for the full reports that correspond with the research letters, as well as for other research papers.