Replace common myths about spray foam with the facts in this webinar designed to help you use closed-cell spray foam insulation with confidence.
The Challenge: Provide an insulation solution to meet aggressive energy goals for a 2800 sq. ft. home, built in 1928. The Solution: A new closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) system for wall insulation developed by Lapolla Industries, formulated with Honeywell Solstice¬ģ Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA). Learn More.
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), combining the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the versatility and energy efficiency of rigid insulation, provide an ideal solution for commercial and institutional buildings. With a lower first cost than wood and steel construction, ICFs improve occupant safety, fire resistance and noise transmission for office, hospital, school and retail buildings, among others. This article will address how the thermal properties of ICFs, combining the high R-value of rigid insulation with the thermal mass of concrete, offer building owners significant energy savings over the long term. The article will also provide guidance on how to minimize the cost of ICF construction to take full advantage of these benefits, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value.
This course is designed to increase your knowledge of moisture management and continuous insulation technologies in wall assemblies as applied to multi-family building construction. The course will cover drainable wrap technologies, continuous insulation options, proper flashing options, industry standards, and a case study related to multi-family wall assembly performance.
Finally‚Ä¶ a Sustainable 100 Percent Effective Termite Barrier: Breakthrough Pango Wrap¬ģ Reinvents Subterranean Termite Control for Today‚Äôs Environmentally-Minded Home Buyer
600,000 and counting: That‚Äôs the estimated number of U.S. homes damaged by termites every year. Learn how the nation's leading below-slab vapor barrier maker created a long-lasting, environmentally-safe termite defense system that combines both termite control and a vapor barrier.
Spray foam is an alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation. Its unique qualities make it extremely effective, environmentally friendly, and cost-efficient.
This course will provide an overview of how spray foam insulation compares to traditional insulation materials. The course will define spray foams for interior and exterior use, explain how spray foam insulation functions in residential and commercial buildings, and provide detailed information about the advantages of spray foam as a tool for reducing energy consumption and carbon footprints. The course will also discuss the use of recycled, renewable, and green materials in the production and application of spray foam.
This article provides guidance for architects, engineers and builders on how to design and build high performance reinforced concrete multifamily residential buildings using Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). Combining the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the versatility of highly engineered rigid insulation, ICFs provide ideal solutions for apartments, condos, hotels, dormitories and assisted living facilities. With increased attention to occupant safety and comfort, design professionals can take advantage of concrete‚Äôs inherent fire resistance and noise reduction qualities, important features when designing multifamily residential buildings. This article will address how the thermal properties of ICFs, combining the high R-value of rigid insulation with the thermal mass of concrete, offer building owners significant energy savings over the long term. The article will also provide guidance on how to minimize the cost of ICF concrete construction to take full advantage of these benefits, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value to building owners.
This course provides guidance for architects and builders on design and installation considerations relating to the use of Insulated Metal Panels and their suitability as the air barrier assembly of a building envelope.
Topics covered include an introduction to air barriers and insulated metal panels, as well as an overview of code and regulatory requirements when designing for energy code compliance and common design and installation practices and techniques.
In the design of building enclosures an emerging alternative is the use of spray foam insulation as exterior continuous insulation featuring the ability to resist heat, water, vapor and air movement in an uninterrupted, continuous performance installation. A significant outcome is the control of moisture mechanisms in buildings.
How spray foam insulation‚Äôs water resistive, air barrier and insulation characteristics help to control moisture is examined in detail. That it is a proven option that offers such performance in addition to allowing for design freedom and flexible installation is also discussed.
For the past decade plus, energy codes continuously increased their requirements for energy efficiency of buildings. Codes began by increasing insulation requirements and recently added an air barrier requirement to reduce air leakage of conditioned air.
The codes include prescriptive and performance requirements; however, the prescriptive requirements are what most designers utilize. Following the prescriptive requirements without consideration of the environmental conditions, both exterior and interior, can result in unintended performance of wall and roof systems. This article will discuss the current state of the code requirements, both prescriptive and performance, as well as when prescriptive requirements may result in inadequate performance.