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August 19, 2015

Spray Foam Re-occupancy and Re-entry Times: What Has Changed and What Hasn’t By Charles Cottrell Over the past few months, Icynene has announced that it is offering new spray foam products with... more »

August 10, 2015

REGULATORY WATCH EPA Targets Reflective Insulation for Removal from “Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR” Program  In April 2015, the Environmental Protection... more »

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August 26, 2015

Which Retrofit to Choose? Windows, Insulation, or New HVAC Not sure which energy efficient retrofit to choose among windows, insulation or new mechanical systems? Insulation wins. Find out why.... more »

July 29, 2015

Allstate alleges faulty insulation installation caused house fire Allstate Insurance, acting on behalf of two homeowners, claims faulty insulation installation in the couple’s fireplace caused their home to... more »

July 16, 2015

Code to joy: Energy expert touts benefits of building green Builders who construct homes that comply with the 2012 or 2015 International Energy Conservation Codes can boost the efficiency of those structures... more »

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Grade 1 Install: The Pre-Insulation Walk Through
Grade 1 Install: The Pre-Insulation Walk Through Brian Coble, Director of High Performance Homes for Advanced Energy provides best practices on “Proper Installation of Insulation” as he... more »
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* The Preferred Insulation Solution in 90% of All Homes — “Since the development of fiber glass insulation in the 1930s it has been used in 90% of homes in the U.S. that contain insulation.” Glen Wilkinson, “Beyond R-Value: Insulating for the Environment,” Environmental Design and Construction Magazine (January–February1999):28

 

* Among the Highest Recycled Content, Up to 70% — “Fiber Glass, Rock Wool, and Slag Wool Have High Percentage of Recycled Content,” NAIMA