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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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Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

By Juan Sagarbarria Since occupant safety is an inherent component of good stewardship in the construction industry, building codes continuously grow more and more stringent as time moves forward. It is imperative that building product manufacturers comply with building codes if they intend to have their product utilized in the field. In the case of fire-protective intumescent coatings that are ...

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Looking To The Future

  By Ryan Spencer A competitive market like the spray foam industry brings numerous challenges to the businesses operating within it. SPF companies are engaged in ongoing chess matches of positioning and repositioning themselves. In some cases, the matches occur within SPF’s segment of the insulation market; that is, brand against brand. While competition between fellow SPF companies is unavoidable, ...

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A Lasting Union: Historic Baltimore Building is Insulated with SPF

The 280-unit Union Wharf apartment development overlooks the Inner Harbor of the Patapsco River in the trendy and historic area of Fell’s Point in Baltimore. The $72 million project by The Bozzuto Group incorporates a range of green and modern features including a 150-foot infinity edge pool, a fitness and yoga center, and a cyber cafe. Completed in 2013, Union ...

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American Beauty: The 2014 New American Home Stakes Its Claim As The Greenest Yet

The concept of the American Home and homeownership is ingrained in American culture perhaps more than any other. But if you tried to describe the quintessential American Home, you might have some difficulties. Not only are American residences as varied as the geography of the country itself, but they can be as distinct from one another as one generation is ...

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Higher Ground: Spray Foam Application Creates the Foundation for An Aesthetically Pleasing Green Roof

In medical facilities, it can be immensely beneficial for patients and employees to find a peaceful environment within the building: a relaxing and aesthetically pleasing haven defined by utter tranquility, wherein daily stressors have no influence. A newly constructed medical facility located in Katy, Texas, sought to provide that exact place by creating a green roof to promote high morale ...

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Leave Winter Behind With Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine’s Latest Issue

JUPITER, FL–March 19, 2014–Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine announced the publishing of its latest issue. The March/April 2014 edition comes to readers just in time for the first day of spring, and to mark the occasion, the cover story features a rooftop garden that incorporates an SPF roof. “This winter was tough throughout much of the country, and not ...

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Sustainable Shoreline Sanctuary: Open-cell Foam Insulates the Eco-friendly Beach House of Emmy Winner Bryan Cranston

While green building and sustainable design have entered the popular lexicon through fairly widespread media exposure, seldom are the concepts as prominent as when they reach celebrity status. When Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston made it a goal to build a home that was green and sustainable, but not at the expense of amenities and occupant comfort, he also wanted to ...

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