29 Aug '13, 1pm

Bensonwood Is Reinventing the House | #greenbuilding

I’ve visited modular home and panelized construction factories before, but what sets Bensonwood apart for me is the attention to energy performance, green materials, and rigorous building science. At the heart of this system is the OBPlusWall (OB for “Open-Built”). These factory-built (panelized) walls are framed using 9.5-inch-deep I-studs filled with R-35 dense-pack cellulose insulation Thermal insulation made from recycled newspaper or other wastepaper; often treated with borates for fire and insect protection. , then clad with exterior moisture-resistant OSB sheathing Material, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen. (with taped joints). Advanced gasket technology is used fo...

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