Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite™ and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step.

Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a home’s energy efficiency – including heating, cooling and...

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Energy-conscious homeowners have realized substantial energy savings and increased comfort in new and existing homes with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. SPF insulation has dual benefits because it provides an air seal and insulation in one product. This white paper...

Spray Foam Insulation Energy Comparisons

Spray Foam Insulation Energy Comparisons

Using REM/RATE Software, Rhino Linings calculated the heating and cooling costs of a basic home and compared it to a home that uses good insulation and good building techniques to stop infiltraton and exfiltration. The REM/RATE software takes into account...

Spray Foam Insulation Energy-Efficient Retrofit Case Study

Spray Foam Insulation Energy-Efficient Retrofit Case Study

Initial results from a research study in East Tennessee shows that energy-efficient upgrades, including energy-saving spray foam insulation, can pay off for homeowners by reducing heating costs by 35 to 65 percent.

Project Profile: Southern California Gas Company Advanced Homes

Project Profile: Southern California Gas Company Advanced Homes

Vision Development has built a two-story home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles as part of the Advanced Homes Case Study Program with the Southern California Gas Company. With all the passive measures necessary for the program, it...

Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about spray foam insulation.

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