The Most Energy Efficient Siding

Topic: 
Siding
Topic: 
Insulation and Energy
Question: 

What is the most energy efficient siding?

Answer: 

I don't think that I would pick siding based on energy efficiency. I know that some vinyl and aluminum siding is being sold on the basis of some insulation board which is installed under the siding. This is usually a relatively thin insulation material and produces low benefit (as related to the total cost of the project).

Also, some recent problems with stucco-like siding products are a result of moisture entry between the insulation board and the sheathing.

In new construction, the insulation should be inside the wall.