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Category: Insulation

Central Roofing re-roofs top of historic Itasca building

In the trendy North Loop section of Minneapolis, the Warehouse District is anchored by Itasca Lofts condominiums. More than 100 years old, the converted warehouse is home to 71 units plus a restaurant, comedy club and commercial space on the first floor. Six stories tall, the structure’s old roof was failing until Encompass Inc. and Central Roofing Company stepped in to help.

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Johns Manville breaks ground on new polyiso production plant in Texas

Johns Manville (JM) broke ground this month on a new production plant in Hillsboro, Texas. The plant, which is projected to be completed by mid-2022, will manufacture polyiso products including ENRGY 3® roof insulation, ProtectoR® HD high density cover board, AP® Foil Faced Foam sheathing and GoBoard® tile backer.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory builds smart wall

Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced researchers used additive manufacturing to build a first-of-its kind smart wall called EMPOWER. The wall, designed for a building’s interior, also functions as a cooling system to optimize energy use and lower overall cost.

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Reclad with StoTherm ci solves water intrusion problems for North Myrtle Beach condo community

The Edgewater Condominiums, with 260 units near the Atlantic Ocean in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., were built over a period of five years and completed 10 years ago. The Edgewater COA Board of Directors voted to replace the stucco on all buildings. Jason Smith, AIA, Senior Architect of Construction Science and Engineering (CSE), specified approximately 250,000 SF of StoTherm® ci Lotusan®, a continuous insulation wall system.

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ABAA appoints Executive Advisor

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), an international trade organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Advisor, Mr. Roy Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, CABS. The Executive Advisor will further ABAA’s goals by providing a resource to the construction community to assist in areas of education, building codes, construction details, specifications, and the ABAA quality assurance program. Roy Schauffele, is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes, including insulation, air barrier technology, roofing & waterproofing, and vegetative & cool roofing.

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Owens Corning introduces FOAMULAR® NGX insulation

Owens Corning announced last week that it has a new product line: FOAMULAR® NGX (Next Generation Extruded). The proprietary blowing agent in this new line of extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam products delivers a 90% reduction in global warming potential (GWP) without sacrificing product performance, the company stated.

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ROCKWOOL™ expands Comfortbatt® and AFB® product offerings

ROCKWOOL, North American stone wool manufacturer, has extended its Comfortbatt™ line with products available in several new R-values—R13/R21/R38, designed to provide customers with more options. In addition, ROCKWOOL has released AFB® for wood stud applications—an acoustical fire batt that is now available in new dimensions designed for wood stud cavities.

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DuPont develops the next generation of Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation to reduce greenhouse (GHG)

DuPont™ has announced the phased launch of a new, reduced global warming potential (GWP) Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation. Beginning January 1, 2021, the Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation family of products will include lower GWP options, complying with adopted and upcoming state and provincial hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulations throughout the United States and Canada.

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Johns Manville announces new president for Insulation Systems business

Johns Manville (JM) announced today that Greg Clarke will become President of the company’s Insulation Systems business, effective Sept. 1, 2020. Clarke will succeed Bob Wamboldt, who will be JM’s next President and CEO. Mary Rhinehart, the company’s current Chairman, President and CEO, will retain the role of Chairman.   

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.