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4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...Spray foam manufacturers that are switching to HFO blowing agents by the end of this year: Demilec Spray Foam Closed Cell Insulation Products Available acro...

Frost in attic
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic?

...spray foam products in the past due in part to health concerns, but mostly to the very high Green House Gas emmissions from spray foam blowing agents. However...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...Spray Polyurethane Foam) Spray foam on basement walls © Bala structures U pdate: new blowing agents for spray foam dramatically reduce their environment...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...blowing agents for spray foam virtually eliminate green house gases, read more here. Probably the most worrisome problem (as reported by a SPUF installer) is ...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...blowing agents for spray foam virtually eliminate green house gases, read more here. Probably the most worrisome problem (as reported by a SPUF installer) is ...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...spray foam can make the difference. You'd only need to do a strip of maybe a foot or two along the perimeter. 2019 update: New blowing agents for foam insulat...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...Spray foam and XPS foam with lower emission blowing agents Styrofoam board insulation and spray foam insulation have always had a bad rap in the green home co...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...spray foam if you choose (spray foam is our least favorite but it can be done so we mention it, though we always encourage readers to choose spray foam with the...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...blowing agents and cause material shrinkage, reduced thermal performance and the release of climate changing greenhouse gases. Read more here about how to choos...