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The key to building energy efficiency? A sound building envelope

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation can increase the energy-efficiency of a home by creating a sound building envelope, which shields the home’s living areas from the outdoor environment. Homes...

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Spray foam insulation brings ambitious sustainability goals within reach

In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed ambitious climate change legislation that set an even higher bar than previous laws – California would now have to reduce greenhouse gas...

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Constructing energy-efficient homes and buildings has become standard practice across the Southeast, benefiting both the environment and consumers. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy consumption,...

Spray foam insulation and California’s goal for zero net energy

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Spray foam gives energy efficient boost to award winning home designs

Homebuilders consider many factors when designing new homes and one of the most important is choosing energy efficient materials to control heating and cooling use in the home. For...