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Energy Code Compliance At A Glance

By Robert Nani The 2015 IECC offers three methods for building envelope and energy code compliance: The prescriptive requirements, the performance method, and the energy rating index method. The prescriptive requirements are the code minimums that are documented in the building code. These are the specific requirements, broken down by climate zone. When you install a specific R-Value or U-Value, ...

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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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High-Rise Comfort And Efficiency / Immeubles à Stages Pour Du Confort Et De L’Efficacite’

Closed-cell foam was sprayed to the entire perimeter of the building's interior on every floor. / De la mousse à cellule fermée a été giclée sur tout le périmètre intérieur et sur chaque étage de l’immeuble.

Ontario-based high-rise apartments benefit from Elastochem’s Insulthane Extreme closed-cell spray polyurethane foam featuring Honeywell’s Solstice LBA Le domaine du condo à étages de l’Ontario bénéficie de Insulthane® Extreme, une mousse de polyuréthane à cellules fermées pulvérisée de Elastochem avec l’agent liquide de gonflement (ALG) Solstice de Honeywell By Juan Sagarbarria, French Translation By Marc Kast There’s always a first. Like ...

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Harvesting SPF Success

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Spray Foam Provides Energy Efficiency to Modern-Day Urban Farm Why is the concept of urban farming so rewarding and lucrative? Easy – there’s a high demand for fresh, natural products that complement the healthy lifestyle of everyday folks. A close proximity to towns, villages, or cities brings significant traffic to these farmer’s markets that is not seen in typical farms ...

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Ask Not What Your Roof Coating Can Do For You…

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BY STEVEN REINSTADTLER John F. Kennedy said, when addressing the 87th Congress in 1962, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” That statement’s fiscal and literal meaning is not lost on the contemporary financial decision of whether to tear off a leaking roof and reroof it or to make repairs to the cause of the ...

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Energy-Efficient Abode

Spray polyurethane foam provides an energy-efficient facelift for Toronto home.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Provides an Energy-Efficient Facelift for Toronto Home BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA When seeking a place to call home in the Toronto area, architect Christine Lolley had two pre-requisites: That the home be in close proximity to her architecture firm’s office and that the home was as energy-efficient as possible. Her firm, Solares Architecture, specializes in luxurious and energy-efficient ...

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Green Value

The Merger of Two Iowa-based Companies Results in the Launch of a Fully Sustainable Home Center

The Merger of Two Iowa-based Companies Results in the Launch of a Fully Sustainable Home Center BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA When he is not coaching high school football, Steve Gilbert focuses his energy on saving energy. His company, Gilbert Home Comfort & Energy Solutions (GHC), specializes in finding optimal energy-efficient solutions for homes and businesses in the Iowa and Missouri regions ...

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Legislative Update: Save with Tax Credits and Rebate Programs

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There are a lot of ways in which a homeowner can benefit from spray foam insulation. We’re all familiar with them: structural integrity for the home, energy efficiency, waterproofing – the list goes on. And we do our best as industry professionals to get the word out to homeowners concerning these benefits. But what most homeowners don’t know is that ...

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