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Discover Icynene’s evolution of insulation at the upcoming 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from Wednesday November 14th through to Friday November 15th, the conference is considered the world’s largest dedicated to green building practices and energy efficiency.

The evolution of insulation is here following the launch of new Icynene Classic Max™ which has been approved by ICC-ES for use without an ignition barrier in unvented attics in residential projects. Icynene’s new product provides:

Reason One: Open-Cell spray foam creates an effective air barrier for optimal building performance

A 2009 Wall Energy Rating (WER) study shows that without an air barrier, insulation alone cannot provide optimal energy efficiency and comfort for occupants. Such findings have now led to air barriers becoming a critical part of building code and industry standards such as ASHRAE 90.1.

Reason Three: Open-Cell spray foam enhances building durability

Air leakage can lead to concealed condensation and moisture damage. Using an effective air barrier such as Icynene light-density, open-cell spray foam can contribute to improved durability and performance of building envelope assemblies.

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