01/28/2014

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Bayer spray foam insulation featured in "The New American Home 2014”

Since its inception in 1984, The New American Home has been designed and built to demonstrate concepts, materials, designs and construction techniques that can be replicated in housing built any place and in any price range. The mission of The New American Home programme is to show that performance can be integrated into any type of home without compromising aesthetics. Design of the home incorporates such elements as the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, safety, and universal design, as well as market value.[image_0] Bayer provided Bayseal open-cell (OC) spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and the roofing system (Bayseal 2.7 roofing foam and Bayblock coating) for the entire home. The New American Home 2014 architect Jeffrey Berkus recommended SPF for the home to enhance the indoor air environment from the harsh outdoor desert conditions. "Homes in the southwest must work overtime to mitigate the high outdoor temperatures, dry air, and excessive airborne particulates such as sand and dust that are so prevalent. Spray foam insulation and roofing is the perfect solution to keep the inside of the home comfortable while helping to keep out the pollutants and allergens,” said Berkus. The New American Home 2014 is expected to achieve Emerald status, the highest designation, under the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. NAHB and the International Code Council developed the standard and it is approved by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. "The New American Home is the perfect showcase for Bayer spray foam insulation, because it will work as part of the whole house building envelope, the way it is supposed to,” said Robert Hook, national sales manager for Bayer spray insulation and roofing systems. "Jeff Berkus and Element Building Company have done a masterful job of integrating the insulation to take full advantage of the benefits it offers.” The home is scheduled to be complete in time to welcome tours at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas on 4 February 2014. Bayer will be located at stand S2502 in the exhibit hall.

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