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The Differences Between a Lexus and a Camry-A Comparison of the Performance Characteristics of Medium (MDSPF) and Light Density (LDSPF) Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Insulation
"Spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) is rapidly becoming the insulation of choice in an energy conscious new construction market." Prepared by... Mike Richmond
7 pages/778K



Corbond ® Air Barriers
"Spray-in-place foam insulation, closed cell polyurethane insulation meets all the criteria for thermal, air and moisture isolation, as well as reversibility in all types of buildings in every climate in North America." Prepared by Neal E. Ganser, Corbond ® Corporation.
33 pages/1.4MB

SPRAY-FOAM Insulation
"...sprayed-in-place polyurethane combines R-value, an effective
air barrier, and vapor control in one material"
Prepared by The Journal of Light Construction
5 pages/154K

Chicago Illinois


Fiberglass Batts- Labeled vs. Installed Performance
"'commonly installed' fiberglass batts lose 28% of their labeled R-value." Prepared by The Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2 pages/155K

Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation (SPF) and Cathedral Roofs and Cathedralized Attics
"This configuration controls the entry of moisture-laden air into the insulation and also eliminates dew-point occurring at the underside of the roof deck and anywhere in the insulation..." Prepared by Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Alliance
6 pages/218K

Chicago Illinois


Spray-in-Place Polyurethane Foam Insulation
"... spray foam insulation is a superior insulation product that overcomes several disadvantages of other insulation products. Spray foam insulation can provide a more uniform, consistent thermal barrier as well as provide air flow retarder functions." Prepared by RLC Engineering, LLC.
4 pages/109K

Air Sealing: Seal Air Leaks and Save Energy!
"The recommended strategy in both new and old homes is to reduce air leakage as much as possible and to provide controlled ventilation." Prepared by the Office of Building Technology, U.S. Department of Energy.
4 pages/164K

Chicago Illinois


Air Sealing: Seal Air Leaks and Save Energy!, Energy Fact Sheet
"A (air) leaky house that breathes in moldy, humid crawlspace air, or dusty attic air is not healthy." Prepared by Southface Energy Institute, for Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority.
4 pages/140K

Elements of an Energy-Efficient House
"Good air sealing alone may reduce utility costs by as much as 50 percent." Prepared by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a DOE national laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.
8 pages/188K

Chicago Illinois


Insulation Basics, Energy Fact Sheet
"Proper installation is as important as how much insulation is installed. Gaps and compressed areas can lower the R-value over 30 percent." Prepared by Southface Energy Institute, for Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority.
1 page/36K

SPF Building Envelope
"The true performance of your building system can not be measured with the R-value of the insulation alone, but must also consider air movement, moisture control, health, safety, durability and comfort as well as energy efficiency." Prepared by Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Alliance.
4 pages/784K

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