Spring, TX, January 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The New American Home® demonstrates builder best practices at work in what is considered one of America’s premier show homes. Bayer MaterialScience LLC (http://spf.bayermaterialscience.com/) is a proud sponsor of The New American Home 2014, being built near Las Vegas. The home is produced and presented by the National Association of Home Builders Leading Suppliers Council and Builder magazine.
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 program 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.
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 February 4, 2014. Bayer will be located in booth #S2502 in the exhibit hall.
About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
For more information about spray polyurethane foam product families from Bayer MaterialScience LLC, call 1-800-289-8272 or visit www.spf.bayermaterialscience.com.
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