Exciting Developments in Donegal!

We recently visited Donegal for a special video recording session onsite with Brian Grant from Newtownstewart Ltd and the experts from Top Drone Services. 🏗️ It was a pleasure to witness the application of our selected high-performance solutions— VARA PLUS ECO, EXOPERM MONO SA 250 membranes, and CONEXO MULTISEAL tape. These products are being utilized to push the boundaries of passive house standards in the challenging and exposed conditions near…


DEXTALL – Reflecting on a fantastic day filled with inspiration and innovation!

[videopress KqQaKDXq] It was an absolute pleasure to join the exclusive tour of The Heritage on Madison Avenue in collaboration with New York Passive House. Adler Windows was thrilled to see such an enthusiastic gathering of amazing people, all passionate about sustainable building practices and our installation... The Heritage, originally erected in 1975 under the Mitchell-Lama program, is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a carbon-neutral space. We showcased the groundbreaking…


Office Building Conversions to Residential Use

While New Yorkers typically agree on very little, most New Yorkers do agree that there is a housing crisis, Mayor Eric Adams plans to address this crisis is to create more housing units by enabling more residential conversions of commercial office buildings. Continue Reading


Healthy Building Materials Initiative

“Architects and designers today must grapple with the reality that toxic materials have become ingrained in the fabric of the modern world. Our participation in this course has presented a wonderful opportunity for our team to actively engage in the issues related to this fundamental design challenge—all through the lens of social equity, material health, and lifecycle. As material specifiers, architects and designers must actively advocate for the use of…


A Passive House remodel while living in the house is not for the faint of heart.

Would it surprise you to learn that’s exactly what veteran home builder Daniel Glauser did with his family’s home? Hear directly from the pros who tackled this project! Save the date! April 4 @ 3PM CT/4 PM ET to gain practical advice on identifying the right insulation materials for high performance and best practices for installation. And why Daniel chose to use stone wool extensively in his own Outside-In remodel!…


Morris Adjmi Architects participating in a Facades+ DC panel

We are excited to share that MA's P Christian Bailey, AIA, SARA, LEED AP, will participate in a Facades+ DC panel alongside Andrew Christopher from Akridge and Jeffry Kerr from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH). Join us at the Washington Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, March 20, for a full day of inspiration, networking, and industry-leading insights. Explore the complete program agenda and secure your spot NOW by registering. We hope…


Improve the performance of the complete building enclosure

Improve the performance of the complete building enclosure by designing from below the ground up! There’s no room for “out of sight, out of mind” thinking here. Below-grade insulation applications play an important role in the durability and comfort of commercial and residential below-grade spaces. But they also contribute to the performance goals for the whole building. Our comprehensive and interactive below-grade application guide is ready to use now. Continue…



Decoding Efficiency: A Partel Perspective on New Government Guidelines for Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings

- Dara McGowan 1. Moisture Management in Traditional Buildings: A Critical Analysis Identifying driving rain as the largest single source of moisture for traditional buildings is extremely important. This is the elephant in the room when it comes to internal insulation approaches and has been highlighted as a concern by our technical team on numerous retrofit projects. While there are solutions to this problem, it is one that requires serious…



Partel revolutionises ECO membranes with a new product launch

We are excited to announce the official launch of our two new paper-based ECO membrane products: IZOPERM Plus ECO – a paper-based sustainable vapor control layer membrane & VARA Plus ECO is a paper-based smart ecological vapor control layer membrane. They promote eco-responsible and environmentally conscious construction methods with a solid focus on facilitating a lower environmental impact in buildings. Providing a solution for internal applications, improving internal air quality,…


The original structural thermal break turns 40

This month, Schöck celebrates the 40th anniversary of Isokorb® structural thermal breaks. Eberhard Schöck, the company's founder, revolutionized the construction industry in 1983 with his invention for minimizing thermal bridges on projecting components, such as balconies, canopies, and parapets. The load-bearing thermal insulation element broke ground regarding building physics, economy, and design. "The invention of Schöck Isokorb® structural thermal breaks was one of the most important milestones in the company's…