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Air Sealing System

Knauf Insulation. The EcoSeal System combines a spray-on, water-based air sealant with EcoBatt fiberglass insulation batts or JetStream blown-in insulation. More

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EHDA Grand Award: Kumuhau Subdivision

Metal roofs, awnings, and carports on the 45 subsidized homes in this rural community offer a nod to old plantation-style houses. More

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Green Insulation System From Knauf

Knauf. The KISS system combines the manufacturers EcoBatt insulation or Jet Stream Ultra blowing insulation and a new water-based elastomeric sealant, EcoSeal. Applied to interior framing and sheathing seams, the sealant dries to a flexible, tough film to create an air barrier. It contains no solvents and less than 0.3% VOCs. According to the firm, EcoSeal has an STC rating higher than foam, is Class A rated for fire and smoke, and applies in temperatures from 20 degrees to 115 degrees F. 800.825.4434. More

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New + Notable January-February 2011

New products for green-built homes. More

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Chinese Drywall Update

Under pressure from presiding Federal Judge Eldon Fallon, lawyers for homeowners and for Chinese drywall supplier Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin have agreed to a preliminary settlement of 300 cases of houses contaminated by the defective product. More

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Insulation Incorporates Recycled Content

Many of Knauf Insulation’s products now are made with Ecose technology, which converts rapidly renewable bio-based materials into an inert polymer for greater environmental sustainability. More

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Case Study: High Style Meets Energy Efficiency in Denver Duplex

A tight building envelope, water-smart features, and solar power hightlight the contemporary Wash Park Green. More

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