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Building Genius presents architects, commercial builders and production builders with an insight into the spray foam insulation and building industries across the United States and Canada.

  • What is the cost of spray foam insulation for a whole home?

    What is the cost of spray foam insulation for a whole home?

    Often constricted by tight construction budgets, high volume residential builders typically choose to work with materials that are cheaper or have always been used. When it comes to insulation,...

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  • Historical Belgian War Museum benefits from spray foam insulation's air sealing properties

    Historical Belgian War Museum benefits from spray foam insulation's air sealing properties

    Close to the Luxembourg border, the Historical Center of Bastogne in the Belgian city of Bastogne was built as a joint effort between the United States and Belgium commemorating the infamous...

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  • Achieving energy efficiency in schools and how spray foam insulation can play a role

    Achieving energy efficiency in schools and how spray foam insulation can play a role

    Energy efficiency in modern design has quickly become a standard expectation among building owners and occupants. Schools and other educational facilities such as colleges and universities are no...

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  • How does insulation contribute to energy efficiency?

    How does insulation contribute to energy efficiency?

    It’s commonly understood that insulation, whether it’s traditional fibreglass or modern spray foam insulation, provides thermal insulating value that helps keep building occupants comfortable. But...

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  • Top 5 LEED categories which spray foam insulation contributes towards in new construction

    Top 5 LEED categories which spray foam insulation contributes towards in new construction

    Lead by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED certification program has quickly become the most widely recognized green design/building programs among architects and builders. The use...

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  • How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?

    How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?

    'How much does spray foam insulation cost?' This is one of most typical questions architects and builders will be asked by their clients when they’ve been recommended the modern insulation...

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  • Top 6 categories where spray foam insulation can contribute to LEED Homes

    Top 6 categories where spray foam insulation can contribute to LEED Homes

    The LEED certification program, originally developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is one of the most popular and widely recognized green building certification programs. The program is also...

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  • NetZero and how spray foam contributes to NetZero design

    NetZero and how spray foam contributes to NetZero design

    Today, the term “Net Zero” is a common one throughout the architectural and building/construction industries. The concept of designing and constructing a home or building that produces as much...

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  • What are VOCs and how do they affect homeowners?

    What are VOCs and how do they affect homeowners?

    VOCs – otherwise known as volatile organic compounds – are defined as gases that are emitted from certain materials, whether they are solid or in liquid form, and can include a variety of...

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  • New Icynene University allows architects to gain valuable continuing education credits

    New Icynene University allows architects to gain valuable continuing education credits

    Each year, architects across the United States complete a series of online CEU (continuing education units) or 'Lunch-and-Learn' sessions to acquire continuing education credits. While it may be...

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  • Project Profile: Unique spray foam insulation application in Florida for commercial site

    Project Profile: Unique spray foam insulation application in Florida for commercial site

    Project Profile: Unique spray foam insulation application in Florida for commercial siteFebruary 6, 2017 - 9:37amLocated in a major casino, racing and entertainment precinct in...

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  • Top 4 benefits of closed cell spray foam as continuous insulation for commercial buildings

    Top 4 benefits of closed cell spray foam as continuous insulation for commercial buildings

    Top 4 benefits of closed cell spray foam as continuous insulation for commercial buildingsJanuary 5, 2017 - 2:59amHere are the four top benefits of using closed cell spray foam insulation as...

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  • Think spray foam insulation is more expensive? Think again.

    Think spray foam insulation is more expensive? Think again.

    Think spray foam insulation is more expensive? Think again.December 30, 2016 - 4:39pmBuilders across United States are being challenged by newer and more stringent building codes. Supplementing...

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  • What is the cost of continuous insulation for commercial buildings?

    What is the cost of continuous insulation for commercial buildings?

    What is the cost of continuous insulation for commercial buildings?December 28, 2016 - 11:00amLike other building materials, the cost of continuous insulation for commercial buildings can have an...

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  • What is continuous insulation?

    What is continuous insulation?

    What is continuous insulation?December 14, 2016 - 2:59amWhat is continuous insulation and why are more buildings adopting this approach? We take a short look at what continuous insulation is, as...

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  • What continuous insulation products are best way to insulate curved buildings?

    What continuous insulation products are best way to insulate curved buildings?

    What continuous insulation products are best way to insulate curved buildings?December 6, 2016 - 8:00amCurvature or unique shapes in modern building design, although aesthetically beautiful, can,...

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  • Why choose spray foam insulation as an effective air barrier component

    Why choose spray foam insulation as an effective air barrier component

    Why choose spray foam insulation as an effective air barrier componentNovember 3, 2016 - 11:37amIcynene's codes and standards specialist, Peter Birkbeck, provides an insight into how spray foam...

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  • New Building Science Podcast Series Launched

    New Building Science Podcast Series Launched

    New Building Science Podcast Series LaunchedOctober 6, 2016 - 11:22amIcynene's new podcast series - Building Genius Podcast - offers architects and design professionals insight into array of...

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  • New look Icynene website launched

    New look Icynene website launched

    New look Icynene website launchedSeptember 20, 2016 - 4:39pmA new look, customer-focused website has been launched by Icynene. Tags: homeowner...

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  • Icynene Classic Max open cell spray foam awarded Greenguard Gold certification

    Icynene Classic Max open cell spray foam awarded Greenguard Gold certification

    Icynene Classic Max open cell spray foam awarded Greenguard Gold certificationSeptember 13, 2016 - 2:29pmIcynene has been awarded Greenguard Gold certification by UL Environment for ultra-low VOC...

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