08/07/2012

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Lapolla introduces new ABAA-evaluated foam

Air barriers by definition are a component of building envelope systems that control the movement of air into and out of buildings. Air infiltration and air exfiltration are responsible for a considerable amount of the energy loss in commercial buildings and building owners and architects are becoming increasingly aware of the impacts air barriers can have on energy costs as well as building life span, air quality, pollutants, and water vapour. The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is an advocate for the air barrier industry with members that include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, architects, engineers, contractors, researchers, testing and audit agencies, consultants, and building owners. Through a programme that includes a quality assurance programme, continuing education with ABAA-accredited courses, third party audits, and training, ABAA says it is ensuring its stakeholders are part of one of the best organisations in the industry. Doug Kramer, President and CEO of Lapolla Industries said "As one of the leading global spray foam manufacturers, Lapolla recognises the value the ABAA acceptance offers to our customers and all building owners. With the increased awareness on energy savings due to rising energy costs, ABAA contributes to Lapolla's vision to create a more sustainable energy-efficient living environment.” Steve Williams, Technical Director of Lapolla Industries stated "Becoming a manufacturer member of ABAA and successfully completing our material evaluation of the Foam-LOK AB 2000 places Lapolla in an excellent position to meet and exceed the changes expected in the forthcoming International Building Code (IBC) and international energy codes”

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