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Southern Living Idea Home Gets Spray Foam | Energy One …
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Chris Dalzell, owner of Shoreline Homes and the builder in charge of the Idea Home, recently spoke to us about the importance of including spray foam insulation and Energy One America in the energy efficiency focused …

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Homes with Spray Foam Insulation may not need Ventilation
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Spray foam insulation is not a silver bullet that magically solves all your problems, as this house clearly demonstrates.  

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Mike Holmes: Eight great tips to know before starting your renovation
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Same thing if spray foam is being installed or certain solvents are being used. Plus, if you decide to stay, your contractor and the crew will be doing a lot of cleaning every day, which you will have to pay for. All that cleaning also wastes time …

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Home Of The Future Features Energy-Saving Spray Foam
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TNAH 2014 uses green building and construction technology, including a solar water heater, photovoltaic panels and closed spray-foam insulation. One of the more effective energy-saving components is also one of the least expensive: sealed electrical …

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White Paper looks at polyurethane foam application near lighting.
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December 4, 2013 – NEMA LSD 57-2013 Polyurethane Foam Application: Lighting Equipment provides information regarding application of polyurethane spray foam insulation that may come into contact with luminaires in various building applications.

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NCFI Polyurethanes Foam used on home featured by Huffington Post – KRQE-TV.com
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The Huffington Post says the 2,300-square-foot home was designed by a Santa Fe jeweler and isn’t made from rock at all. The home is covered with NCFI Polyurethanes spray foam to give it a stone-like look. The Huffington Post compared it to …

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Construction Completed on ISOPA Polyurethane Passive House
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According to ISOPA Secretary General, Mr Jörg Palmersheim, “polyurethane insulation has become the material of choice for very low energy buildings across Europe, as centimeter for centimeter, polyurethane provides the best insulation available of all …

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Construction Risk Insights: Spray Polyurethane Foam Hazards …
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Construction Risk Insights Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an effective insulation and air sealant material. However, workers in the SPF industry can be exposed to inhalation hazards from isocyanates and other hazardous …

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New Study Shows Air Sealing is Essential for All Insulation Types
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This is true for all of the assemblies tested, regardless of the type of insulation material used (e.g. cellulose, fiber glass, open cell spray foam, closed cell spray foam or extruded polystyrene.) Commercially available 2D and 3D heat transfer models …

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Huntsman buys Canadian polyurethanes systems house site
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Huntsman Corp.’s polyurethanes division has bought the 20,000-sq-ft. site of its polyurethanes system house in Mississauga, Ontario. Huntsman has leased the site, which is known as the PEEL facility. It houses specialty formulation technology, warehousing and a quality assurance lab. “This investment signals our commitment to grow our specialty systems business and further […]

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Energy Tips: Preventing Ice Dams
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To avoid ice dams, attic air leaks must be sealed with caulking or expanding spray foam, and attic insulation should be installed to a minimum R-50 as space allows. A first step to solving ice dams—and to making your home more energy efficient—is to …

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Now Airing: Foam Week TV’s Third Episode of the Season
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JUPITER, FL –October 7, 2013 – Foam Week TV’s third episode of the season is now showing. The annual series is hosted on Foam Week TV’s YouTube channel, FoamWeek.com and on the front page of SprayFoam.com each week. This week, the …

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Is Spray Foam Insulation Safe? – Our Home Tools
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Spray foam insulation has had a mixed reaction from environmental campaigners. Some believe certain chemicals used in foam production aren’t safe.

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The R-value of spray foam trumps traditional insulation
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If you keep topping-up your walls and ceiling in hopes of better insulation for your home, you’re going about it the wrong way. Adding layers of conventional insulation is not effective, experts say. Your insulation is not effective in the short- or …

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2014 New American Home to Offer Something for Everyone
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The home is being constructed by Element Building Co. to the highest level of the National Green Building Standard with state-of the-art technology including a solar water heater, photovoltaic panels, closed-cell spray-foam insulation, and a weather …

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Do efficiency standards create manufacturing jobs?
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… for American Progress said more than 89 percent of materials used by the federal Weatherization Assistance Program are made in the United States, including 98 percent of vinyl windows, 94 percent of furnaces, and 90 percent of spray foam insulation.

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IFTI Announces New Benchmarks for Thermal and Ignition Barrier Testing
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IRVINE, CA–September 27, 2013–IFTI is proud to announce it has reached new benchmarks in the company’s ongoing fire testing efforts. IFTI’s DC315 has passed its 45th alternative thermal barrier test (full-scale NFPA 286 room corner burn) and its 19th …

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Hidden holes have greater impact on home’s efficiency
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Sealing these leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a great impact on improving your comfort and reducing utility bills. A certain amount of fresh air is needed for good indoor air quality and there are specifications that set …

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Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent Receives Highest Hail-Resistance Rating From Leading Building Insurer
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September 18, 2013 – Honeywell announced today that a spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice™ Liquid Blowing Agent is the first such system to receive a severe hail rating from FM Global, one of the world’s largest business insurers …

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North Texans learning to live off the grid
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Hein also outfitted his home with thick windows, spray foam insulation and a geothermal heat pump. He and his wife, Kim, cook with a solar cooker instead of a conventional oven and hang clothes to dry in their back yard. Even with those changes, Hein’s …

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OSHA Provides Training Guide for Fall Protection for Spray Foam Contractors
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The guide is a useful reference for spray foam contractors executing roofing or insulation jobs because it helps them prevent their crew from succumbing to injury and death from falls by planning the job safely, providing the right fall protection …

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The House Designers’ 4th Annual ENERGY STAR® Residential Design …
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They achieved this by designing a tight building envelope comprised of ICFs; ENERGY STAR®-rated, insulated, low-E windows and doors; and a spray foam, sealed attic. First place winner in the Mid-Size and Luxury House Plan Category was the Glenshaw …

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Zero Home is First in Utah to Receive DOE Challenge Home Status
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Additional energy-efficiency features include advanced framing techniques, spray foam and blown-in insulation, low-E windows, super high-efficiency HVAC systems, HEPA air filtration, solar water heating, dual-flush toilets, and low-flow faucets. Built …

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Spray Foam Insulates Vancouver housing built from shipping containers
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“We spray-foam insulated everything and put up drywall, and as you can see, it’s not significantly different than any other apartment you might see anywhere else in Vancouver.” === VIEW MORE PHOTOS HERE, or if you’re using a mobile app, tap the story …

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SPF Insulation Demand Growth Creating New Investment Opportunities …
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MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Demand for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in North America is growing at over 15% per year and is expected to reach over $900 million by 2016. Strong growth, which is creating investment opportunities for …

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From Old to Efficient
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Both the core and perimeter walls will be insulated with a closed-cell polyurethane spray foam, providing a thermal resistance value of somewhere between 8-12 m2K/W for the core walls, and 2.5-5 m2K/W for the perimeter walls. The insulation will help …

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Beware of Using R-Values Alone to Compare Insulation Home …
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Several years ago we wrote a whole series on installing spray foam insulation in our basement. As part of the research for that project, we compared a variety of basement insulation options, including closed cell spray foam, …

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Consider energy efficient home improvements
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If you look at the cost to operate your home using spray foam insulation versus conventional batten, you’ll discover that spray foam can significantly reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling your space. As an example, a 1600 sq.ft two …

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Can more insulation help cool your house?
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What most of us have in our attics is thermal insulation, including mineral wool, cellulose, urethane foam or similar products. … Radiant barrier insulation makes use of reflective materials, often foil, to keep heat from entering through the roof …

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Santa Fe NM Builder Uses Spray Foam In Green Construction
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Then these areas are insulated with closed cell foam insulation to keep cold air from entering and warm air from escaping. The exteriors walls are double framed to a thickness of 10″ to 12″ to allow for more wall insulation.

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