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Ending the Age of Excess: Calculate the Proper Size of HVAC Systems

In the March/April Issue of Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine, we discussed how recent changes in the 2009 & 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) affected the construction of building envelopes. In the process of doing so, we asserted the building code mantra “build tight, ventilate right.” While the previous article focused more on the former part of the ...

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2012 IECC Codes Build on 2009 Improvements

The comfort, efficiency and health benefits of a tightly sealed home have been well documented in recent years, garnering attention from organizations like the American Lung Association and Energy Star. Traditionally, homes have been built to “breathe,” a concept emphasizing the exchange of air between a home and the outside environment. Now, construction methods are aimed at reducing this occurrence ...

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Spray Foam Man on a Mission

Imagine a hurricane-proof house – a building raised over 6 feet above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) that is built with such structural fortitude that it withstands Category 5 winds whirling at over 150 miles-per-hour. This was the house that Eric Price, Spray Foam Inspector, had envisioned prior to the hurricane that devastated New Orleans in 2005: Katrina. When she ...

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