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Icynene-Lapolla, the global supplier and manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient building envelope solutions, today announced it’s all new Icynene OC No-Mix insulation. An open-cell spray foam solution for both homes and commercial structures, the high-performance material is notable for providing enhanced energy efficiency, long-tern energy cost savings and an easy no-mix application. Icynene OC No-Mix will be introduced this week at Sprayfoam Show 2019 in the Icynene-Lapolla booth #603. 

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Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today the launch of JM Formaldehyde-free™ Cavity-SHIELD™, a NFPA 13 compliant, fiberglass batt insulation for use in the concealed spaces of multifamily buildings.

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Insulating properly isn’t as straightforward as it looks and it’s easy to understand why. Heat loss is invisible, insulation products are usually hidden and the physics of air movement and condensation are widely misunderstood.

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Chance Segers, owner of Allied Insulation in Birmingham, says more energy efficient insulation can translate into big savings. "You can see upwards 30 to 40 percent savings depending on how the home is currently insulated," advises Segers.

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While most building materials prices showed little movement in December, prices paid for OSB fell by double digits for the second consecutive month.

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The article below outlines significant leadership changes for USG Corporation, a manufacturer of mineral wool insulation, upon its merger with Knauf, a leading global producer of building products including insulation.

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Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C.

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Among the many performance characteristics to consider when choosing a building wrap, surfactant resistance is one that can be easily underestimated.

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The team at InsulateSB advised the property owner that spray foam insulation was an ideal solution to use throughout the 'Book House' due to its flexibility, thermal qualities and air-sealing qualities.