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Home for a Hero

Home for a Hero

Several entities unite to build an energy-efficient home for U.S. Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson By Demilec  Jennifer Nelson was six months pregnant with her first child when she received news that her husband was severely injured from a rocket blast during his third tour in Afghanistan in 2013. More than 7,000 miles away from his wife and soon-to-be baby ...

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Smart Choices, Greater Payback

Blowing Agent Spray Foam

A spray foam application in the Chicago suburbs is highlighted by the benefits of a cutting-edge, blowing agent technology By Joyce Wallace, Chemours & Benjamin Brown, Natural polymers Changing regulations are catching up with the benefits of closed-cell spray foam. Benefits that Shawn and Ellen Malone, two homeowners hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, were able to witness first-hand. ...

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Specifying Green To Save Green

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Collaboration between Chemours, BASF, and eleV8 Design+Build leads to a Five Star house in the Lone Star State By Jen Kramer Austin, Texas is known for being a little “unconventional,” perhaps a little more cutting-edge than the rest of the state – sometimes more than the rest of the nation. The city’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin weird” and predictably ...

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Flip N Over Foam

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DIY Network’s home improvement television show turns to spray foam to solve insulation challenges By Alan Annis Driving a 1,400 square-foot home down the road isn’t an everyday occasion; that is unless you are part of the hit television show “Texas Flip N Move.” Unlike other real-estate flip shows, “Texas Flip N Move” features a twist. The old homes that ...

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Residential Energy Savings

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Explaining SPF for fun and profit By Robert Naini In the United States, almost 25 percent of the energy consumed can be attributed to residential consumption. Single-family residences use most of that energy, around 80 percent, and multi-family residences and mobile homes use the remaining 20 percent. This means that single-family residences consume 20 percent of all the energy consumed ...

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Code Officials: Friend Or Foe?

Explaining codes to code officials

The code official knows code, but does he or she know spray foam? By Tom Decker, President, Chicago Green Insulation, Inc. Energy codes, code interpretation, energy efficiency, comfort, and safety are all responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of a code official — every day. “Code officials play a major role in ensuring that all commercial, residential, public assembly, and ...

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A Sweet Duet

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SPF insulation and a Tiny Home combine in a symphony of savings for a world-renowned musician. By Jen Kramer The tiny home trend is sweeping the nation. According to the U.S. Census, the average size of an American home is 2,600 square feet, while the average size of a tiny home is 500 square feet. That’s a noticeable difference. A ...

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Ty Pennington Chooses Spray Foam

Ty Pennington opted to use the latest in spray foam technology in his own home.

When insulating his own home, Ty Pennington selected spray polyurethane foam with the latest NextGen improvements. By Jen Kramer Famed for hollering, “Move that bus!” to reveal beautifully made-over homes to deserving families on his Emmy-Award-winning television show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Ty Pennington recently had the chance to yell his famous catchphrase to reveal his own home. Actually, the ...

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Exterior Barrier

Spray Foam Stucco System for Albuquerque New Mexico Adobe Home

An exterior spray foam and stucco application retrofitted a New Mexico Southwest home. By Juan Sagarbarria If you’ve been to Albuquerque, New Mexico or merely observed its design by watching shows like “Breaking Bad,” then you know that adobe-style architecture is commonplace in regards to home building. Although adobe homes were traditionally built using bricks made from clay, sand, and ...

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Hunting for Spray Foam

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