National Coatings Products Meet New ASHRAE Wall And Roof Insulation Requirements
National Coatings Corporation (NCC) supplies a full line of insulation products that meet the new ASHRAE wall and roof insulation standards.
Camarillo, CA August 5, 2008-- National Coatings Corporation (NCC) demonstrates continued responsiveness to the changing industry and consumer demands in the insulation marketplace.
Effective December 18, 2007, ANSI approval was given and changes were incorporated into ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced an increase to the minimum required prescriptive R-value (resistance to heat flow) for roof and wall insulation levels in Standard 90.1 - the national model energy code for commercial buildings. The above-deck roof insulation requirements will increase by 33 percent from R-15 to R-20 in every climate zone in the U.S. Similar increases were approved for walls.
NCC’s line of roof, wall and low rise foams all contribute to significant energy savings to gain the maximum benefit of an insulations’ R-value resulting in greater employee comfort and productivity. According to the CoStar Group (www.costar.com), green buildings achieve higher prices per square foot upon sale along with higher rents and occupancy together with lower operating costs. NCC products can help earn multiple LEED (www.usgbc.org) and Green Globe Points (www.thegbi.org/home.asp ).
"ASHRAE is to be commended for establishing a new benchmark for building energy efficiency," said Jared Blum, President of PIMA. "According to the Department of Energy commercial buildings and homes account for 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. The increased values establish a new national standard minimum against which all codes can be compared and pave the way for buildings with improved efficiency and decreased carbon footprint."
About National Coatings Corporation
Performance through Innovation™, National Coatings Corporation ( www.nationalcoatings.com/overview.htm ) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium-quality elastomeric roof, wall coating and insulation products. For nearly 30 years, NCC has provided its customers with breakthrough products, customer support, and thought leadership. National Coatings is a charter member of the Cool Roof Rating Council and the ENERGY STAR® Roof Products group, founding member of the RRCI (Reflective Roof Coating Institute) and was twice recognized as ENERGY STAR Roof Products Partner of the Year. NCC's leading brands include AcryShield®, AcryPly®, AcryGuard®, AcryPly-D™, and AcryFlex®.
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