Including specifications for spray foam insulation in hospitals and healthcare facility projects can prove to be rewarding for both designers and their clients. As centres focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, considering the best practices in insulation for a hospital can have a positive impact on the quality of the patient environment.
Spray foam is considered as one of the best insulation types for hospitals due to its many short-term and long-term benefits. Open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation can play contributing role to creating an improved environment for patients.
The sound dampening qualities of soft, open-cell spray foam can have a positive impact within a hospital or healthcare facility. Sound dampening can often be critical in many commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals, offices and others often aiding privacy or productivity. Open-cell insulation in a hospital or healthcare facility is best to help reduce the airborne and flanking noises that can typically found within a commercial building. With less air pockets for noise to travel through, the result is a quieter and more serene environment for patients to recover and recuperate following treatment.
As an energy efficient material, Icynene spray foam insulation can be included in the hospital’s building specifications to help reduce heating and cooling costs. This potential reduction in heating and cooling costs can be critical for hospitals operating on limited budgets. Over the long term, the savings for your clients in reduce heating and cooling bills can be significant.
In some cases, clients may be able to reduce their heating and cooling costs by up to 50%^.
Hospitals are major commercial structures that require the best materials available that not only perform but deliver results over the long term. Specifications for insulation in hospitals are available online and can help architects and designers create energy efficient and productive healthcare facilities that create a more comfortable environment for patients.
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^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.