Icynene ProSeal Eco is the world's first fully water-blown spray foam insulation. With no synthetic blowing agent, Icynene ProSeal Eco has significantly expanded the possibilities of commercial wall assembly applications. Watch this video now.
Howard Deck, President of ICYNENE, discusses the benefits of using high performance ICYNENE spray foam insulation in buildings and homes. Watch the video now.
In the design process few decisions have as many long-term implications for the performance and durability of a building as the choice of insulation. For the designer, builder and owner, insulation can and should play a multifaceted role that extends far beyond those noticeable or expected benefits, such as energy savings, comfort and enhanced indoor air quality. Insulation, in combination with good detailing and quality control, can play a preventive role by minimizing the chances that things could go wrong.
A unique opportunity is at hand for commercial architects to shape a healthier and more energy efficient future of commercial building design and construction. Commercial buildings account for 18% of the nation’s energy use and nearly 18% of our greenhouse gas emissions. Improving their performance is a key priority for building owners and operators. Low-density spray foam insulation like ICYNENE can play a major role in this effort, offering compelling reasons to go beyond the code to create buildings that exceed expectations for comfort, performance and functionality.
This guide will help contractors and homeowners identify ways to make their homes more comfortable, more energy efficient, and healthier to live in. Contractors are encouraged to use this document, prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program, to explain the value of insulation options and measures to their customers.
DAP Draftstop 812 is a low pressure, polyurethane foam designed to fill gaps around windows and doors. It is moisture resistant and will not crack or split.
This guide will help homeowners identify ways to make their homes more comfortable, more energy efficient, and healthier to live in. It also will provide contractors and remodelers with the necessary supporting documentation to explain the value of these air sealing measures to their customers.
Mineral Wool Insulation Application: Considerations and Specification Standards for Fire Performance
Mineral wool is becoming well-known for its beneficial properties in thermal performance, energy efficiency, and sustainability. It is also widely used for fire protection as the raw ingredients are naturally fire-resistant. When combined with fire-rated assemblies, mineral wool insulation helps improve the fire performance of the building and enhances occupant safety.
This course will provide an overview of mineral wool insulation’s benefits, applicable fire performance building regulations, various occupant safety needs in different building occupancies, and discuss specific code-related applications where it can be used.
Drawing from the experiences of established architects, this course explores strategies for transitioning from single-family to multifamily projects. It also discusses the possibility of becoming an architect-developer and ways to engage, enhance, and create communities. Different challenges, such as those involved with designing affordable housing as well as litigation considerations, will also be assessed. Finally, drivers of multifamily trends will be analyzed.