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April 15, 2021

A Report Finds Differences in SPF’s Impact on the CO2 Footprint Based on the Type of Blowing Agent

A new life cycle analysis comparing spray foam with other conventional types of non air sealing insulation evaluates spray polyurethane foam’s (SPF’s) lifespan pollution footprint using carefully modeled virtual homes. When the right blowing agents are used in SPF production, the estimated savings in energy use rapidly compensates for the production phase.

March 10, 2021

Hexion Announces Intent to Open Portland, Oregon, Site

The site will manufacture ArmorBuilt™ fire-resistant wrap for wooden utility poles. Hexion Inc. intends to expand its Portland, Oregon, manufacturing site to support its recently-launched ArmorBuilt fire-resistant wrap, which, the company states, can greatly improve fire protection when applied to wood utility poles and help protect vital community infrastructure.

September 1, 2020

Low-Income, Black, Hispanic, and Native American Households Face High Energy Burdens

ACEEE’s 2020 research found that low-income, Black, Hispanic, and Native American households all face dramatically higher energy burdens – spending a greater portion of their income on energy bills – than the average household.