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Open cell spray foam insulation used in an unvented attic in southern US climates

In most homes in the southern United States, the level of insulation found is adequate for achieving an energy efficient home.  However, air leakage and duct leakage are typically high, resulting in high energy bills, comfort problems, and poor indoor air quality.

U.S Department of Energy to invest in energy efficient technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will invest up to $14million in R&D projects for energy efficient technologies designed to help reduce energy loads, save money and create a greener future.

Health becoming increasingly important in commercial design

A new comprehensive report from McGraw Hill Construction has identified that building professionals are placing increasing focus on the health of occupants in their design and construction plans.

Icynene spray foam insulation can be used for homes in hot humid climates in the southern USA

Spray foam insulation can be used in hot, humid climates such as those in the southern states of the USA just as effectively as homes in northern, colder climates. One architect firm from Austin, Texas has identified some tips other architects can consider when designing for hot, humid climates.

Illustration  Icynene spray foam insulation in unvented attics

Hot or warm climates like the southern states of the USA can benefit equally as well as their northern counterparts from spray foam insulation. In fact, one area of the typical family home that can benefit from spray foam insulation is the unvented attic.

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