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Is Spray Foam Pollution? The Fifth Circuit Has Spoken.

Is Spray Foam Pollution? The Fifth Circuit Has Spoken. On December 23, 2015 the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit Judges Davis, Barksdale and Dennis filed a ruling affirming a lower courts decision that the Evanston Insurance Company is not obligated to honor insurance policies with the spray foam manufacturer Lapolla Industries an … read more

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5 Takeaways from the Building Science Corp Thermal Metric Study

5 Takeaways from the Building Science Corp Thermal Metric Study The Building Science Corporation completed ground breaking research in 2015 – with an updated Thermal Metric Summary Report issued last June. Here's our take on it: 1.  It's an Amazingly Useful Tool In the executive summary BSC notes:   "Contemporary insulation  … read more

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Insulating Unvented Roof Assemblies: Foam Free

Insulating Unvented Roof Assemblies: Foam Free Don't stay stuck in the sci-finightmare of foam, foam, foam. We're big fans of Fine Homebuilding. In the most recent issue of Fine Homebuilding, Martin Holladay wrote a piece on Insulating Unvented Roof Assemblies. We agree that avoiding sheathing rot is critical, and that air permeabl … read more

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475 On-Site: SURE HOUSE

475 On-Site: SURE HOUSE The bright green future of the Jersey Shore will be on display at the 2015 D.O.E. Solar Decathlon - (UPDATE: This project won) 475 High Performance Building Supply is a proud supporter and supplier of the Stevens Institute of Technology 2015 D.O.E. Solar Decathlon team. Their entry into the competition is SURE HOUSE. … read more

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Unvented Foam-Free Roof Retrofit With Dolphin Insulation

Unvented Foam-Free Roof Retrofit There's a growing demand for high performance roof retrofits. For many homes it can be most practical and economical to improve the airtightness and insulation from the interior. Often the homeowners also don't want to leave their homes during the retrofit work. That takes spray foam off the t … read more

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Is Foam Evil?  A New Paradigm of Foam - Less is Best

Is Foam Evil? A New Paradigm of Foam - Less is Best

Is Foam Evil? A New Paradigm of Foam - Less is Best "Is Foam Evil?" was the initial title of a panel discussion 475 participated in at NESEA's Building Energy 15 Conference - before it was renamed "Tiny Bubbles" (see Green Building Advisor's highlights toward the end of this article). Here at 475 High Performance Building Supply, we ar … read more

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