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Joe Lstiburek on Spray Foam

Posted on March 29,2015 by ab3 in air barrier

Spray foam insulation evokes some interesting conversation among building scientists, construction professionals, environmentalists, and homeowners who have it in their homes. Many think it solves all problems, no matter how poorly it's installed. Some think it's helping to warm the planet and compromise the health of people and pets. In the middle are those who work with it regularly and see both the warts and the beauty of the product.

Weighing the Merits of Spray Foam Insulation

Posted on March 29,2015 by ScottG in polyurethane foam

Scott Jacobs’ 1,100-square-foot Cape is a perfect candidate for an energy upgrade. The 90-year-old house is gutted, and Jacobs wants to insulate it well even if his budget is not unlimited. The house, located in Climate Zone 6, now has a 1/2-inch-thick layer of rigid foam on the exterior walls. Jacobs’ plan is to insulate the house from the inside with spray polyurethane foam.

A Leaky Old House Becomes a Net-Zero Showcase

Posted on March 29,2015 by user-756436 in deep energy

Jane Bindley had a dream: to turn her 1978 ranch in central New Hampshire into a net-zero-energy house. How hard could that be? As it turned out, pretty hard. But with help from a dedicated team of experts and a generous budget, Bindley achieved her dream.

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