RESNET and Bayer MaterialScience LLC Ally to Improve Home Energy Performance

December 19th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

RESNET and Bayer MaterialScience LLC have joined forces to provide homeowners resources for improving home energy usage and lowering utility bills.

RESNET will work with Bayer on several initiatives specific to the building envelope and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, for both new home construction and renovations:

  • RESNET will provide unbiased third party energy performance rating for homes designed and built using the Bayer High Performance Residential Program guidelines.
  • RESNET and Bayer will reciprocally recognize their respective spray foam contractor certification programs, to ensure the safety and quality of SPF installation.
  • Bayer and RESNET will assist the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) with implementation of an SPF inspection checklist for home energy raters.
  • Bayer’s Michael Strohecker will serve on the insulation advisory council of the RESNET technical committee.

Through the new alignment, Bayer will work jointly with RESNET to promote whole building science principals as an effective way to achieve home energy efficiency.

“This alignment with RESNET is a natural fit for Bayer,” said Renee Zierden, general manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials. “We are both united in our systems approach to energy efficiency. We also appreciate RESNET’s rigorous EnergySmart Contractor training program as an excellent way to achieve optimal and uniform quality among building professionals.”

Bayer will present a session at the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference, being held February 27-29 in Austin, TX. The session will cover best practices for unvented attics using SPF.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,700 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2010 sales of 10.2 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life.  Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

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