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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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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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Spray Foam Insulation Helps Depression-Era Building Go Platinum

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Spray polyurethane foam insulation brought a 1930’s building into the 21st century and enabled the redeveloped Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh to educate tomorrow’s leaders in research, technology, and business. By Joe Stockdale, Industry Relations Manager, Commercial Manager, Covestro LLC For more than seven decades, Pittsburgh’s Connelley Trade School trained students in a diverse range of vocational skills needed for building, ...

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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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Spray Foam Canada: Insulating the Big Box Store’s Big Box

Actually insulating the 460,000 square foot Costco distribution turned out to be the easiest part of the job

When Costco opened a massive new distribution center, they turned to spray foam to keep the building insulated. By Jen Kramer Just north of Toronto, in the province of Ontario, is the city of Vaughn. According to the 2011 Canadian census, Vaughn was Canada’s fastest growing city for the years 1996 to 2006, experiencing an 80 percent growth rate. A ...

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Icynene – Spray Foam Insulation & Air Barrier System

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Insulating the Chocolate Factory

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By Jen Kramer Have you ever heard the cliché, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Well, for the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) contractors involved in this commercial air barrier project, it was both who they knew, as well as what they knew that made all the difference. In this case, when it came to saving a historic ...

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R-Value Is Not The Whole Story

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By Robert Naini The insulation you use does not have a higher “effective R-value” than its tested R-value, stop saying that it does. R-value is R-value; it is derived and documented based on a tested value, K-factor, and does not magically have a higher resistance than the value listed on its technical data sheet just because you think it is ...

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More Opportunities With Air Barrier Applications

More Opportunities With Air Barrier Applications

By JUAN SAGARBARRIA Any seasoned contractor that specializes in the installation of commercial air barriers can tell you that spray polyurethane foam is a superior air barrier product. Furthermore, there are contractors that heavily rely on spray foam to be the sole engine that drives their business revenue, but this sense of complacency could prove costly in the long run. ...

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Sealing The Deal: The ABAA Conference Provides an Effective Forum for The Air Barrier Industry

Known for its colorful casts of characters, Orlando fittingly hosted the equally diverse air barrier industry at the 2014 ABAA Air Barrier Conference & Trade Show. The conference brings together builders, contractors, design professionals, and manufacturers from across the country on an annual basis, with 2014 marking the third occasion. The main focus of the conference is to provide a ...

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