Category: Air Barriers

For a Green Wall, You Need a System

Properly integrating the key components for any wall system — air and water control layer, rain control layer, thermal control layer, and exterior cladding — provides a useful checklist when attempting to achieve a greener build. Each of these components is important; however, for an energy-efficient, sustainable and durable wall, you need a green system.

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USG Corporation Expands Operations in Jacksonville

USG Corporation announced plans to expand and improve manufacturing capabilities at its Jacksonville, Fla. plant. The addition of the high-speed, automated production line in Jacksonville will allow USG to distribute Securock® ExoAir® 430 to more customers throughout the United States and Canada.

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Owens Corning introduces first formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation in North America

Owens Corning introduces formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® light density mineral wool insulation solutions. As the first and only formaldehyde-free mineral wool insulation in North America, Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation solutions represent a breakthrough for architects, specifiers and contractors interested in achieving green building standards.

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Demilec launches Heatlok ABS — first complete air barrier and spray foam insulation system

“Until now, a single source of supply has been missing in the air barrier industry. Demilec has taken a much-needed systems approach to material testing and installation to now offer architects and contractors perfectly-matched spray foam insulation and air barrier materials that have been independently tested and approved as a single system,” said Tom Harris, Vice President – Building Science at Demilec, which has supplied Heatlok insulation to millions of square feet of cavity wall applications throughout North America for more than 20 years.

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Air Barriers

Building Enclosures require proactive actions by each member of the Design and Construction Teams to deliver a building that meets stated performance requirements. Air Barriers are a critical component to meeting those requirements. This document addresses ten of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers/General Contractors ask with respect to air barriers.

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