Environmental Benefits of Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam: A Preferred Insulation for High-Performance and Green Building Design

A focus on green building standards and more stringent code requirements have led to the adoption of best practices in construction materials and methods. Among those is the use of more efficient insulation systems, air barriers and seamless monolithic roofing systems. Use of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) can help meet the stringent requirements of modern, sustainable building design. ccSPF provides excellent performance and environmental benefits. Read more today.

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Debunking Myths About Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

Do you know the facts about closed-cell spray foam insulation? Turn questions into answers. Watch this webcast today to learn the benefits of using closed-cell spray foam insulation, which you can specify with confidence.

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Icynene ProSeal Eco

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.

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Icynene - Spray Foam Insulation

Howard Deck, President of ICYNENE, discusses the benefits of using high performance ICYNENE spray foam insulation in buildings and homes. Watch the video now.

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Design/Build strategies to reduce the threat of moisture

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.

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Improving commercial building performance and sustainability

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.

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Achieving High Performance Wall Systems with Fiberglass and Mineral Wool Insulation

Fiberglass and mineral wool insulation is installed in 90% of homes in the United States. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an older home, insulating the walls to maximize a home's energy performance will not only increase the total comfort of the home, but will help reduce home energy costs.

This webcast reviews system performance, application flexibility and value versatility. Also covered are details such as proper R-value selection, critical installation details and typical installation pitfalls.

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Energy Renovations: Insulation

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.

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Why is foam insulation better than fiberglass?

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.

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Department of Energy Report: Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing

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.

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