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NCFI Spray Foam Insulation Chosen as one of 10 Eco-Friendly Products for 2009
American Libraries Magazine Chooses NCFI Spray Foam Insulation as a Must-Have for Green Libraries

Mount Airy, N.C., May 20, 2009American Libraries magazine, a publication of the American Library Association, names NCFI high-performance spray foam insulation one their 10 Eco-Friendly Products for 2009.

According to the spring issue of the magazine the selection process included, “architects, interior designers and vendors across the nation.” The products are what the ALA believes libraries will “want to consider in their quest to save energy, improve indoor air quality and become better environmental stewards.”

Wanda Urbanska, host of the popular PBS show, Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska and author of the accompanying article, What Are Vendors Doing to Help Libraries Go Green? A Lot, says, “Many believe that it is incumbent upon libraries to show leadership with environmental innovation and education, serving in their traditional role as beacons of the community.” NCFI Sr. Vice President, Nelson Clark, agrees, “We make products designed to last for the lifetime of the building and libraries are the type of community center that should last 100 years. You really can’t build a high-performance building without high-performance products, and NCFI’s spray foam insulation is the highest-performing insulation you can use.”

Clark says the company is “honored by the selection.” He adds, “The ALA is a thought-leader in the system approach to sustainable building in the educational sector. We are thrilled they’ve chosen our high-performance spray foam insulation as the ideal product to help institutional buildings, like libraries, realize substantial savings on energy costs, and help eliminate dangerous problems like mold while improving air quality.” Clark adds, “Our goal is to continue working with the ALA and others to create and provide the future of American sustainable building.”

According to the top ten listing, NCFI’s insulation is what “Green building consultant David Johnston calls best of class. [Johnson] says, ‘Insulation for any building type appropriately selected and installed is the best investment a community can make in a building’s infrastructure. Most people don’t think of insulation as an investment but as a cost. In fact, this is an investment in a building’s long-term operations.’ As energy costs spiral, high performance spray foam insulation is becoming increasingly popular, not only for its insulating properties but because it resists mold and moisture and promotes healthful indoor air quality.’”

NCFI’s high-performance spray foam insulation joins a diverse list of innovative products including floor coverings made from recycled wood dust, cork, and linseed oil, reusable hemp tote bags, dual flush toilets that reduce water consumption and roofing membrane with a reflective surface that helps create an energy- saving “cool roof.”

NCFI is a leading U.S. manufacturing company specializing in sustainable spray foam insulation. Some of their industry-leading brands include: Sealite™, InsulStar®, and InsulBloc®.

To arrange an interview about this subject, please call Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615

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