The Great Escape
Did you know that up to 40% of a building’s energy loss can be attributed to air leakage? It is estimated that the cracks and gaps in a home – which can equate to the size of a basketball - can leak enough air to fill two blimps every day. With such significant air leakage losses occurring every day, it is important help your clients source energy efficient materials that minimize excessive energy consumption while living comfortably.
Most of a home’s energy loss is through the ceilings, walls and floors while doors, ducts and fireplaces also are significant contributors to energy loss. Energy efficient insulation like that available from Icynene works ideally since it is both an insulation and air barrier material.
Educating your clients about air leakage is an opportunity to help them strive for energy efficient and comfortable living. And while each design is different and has different insulation needs, energy efficient insulation helps noticeably reduce heating and cooling costs as well as offer a differentiator to your designs and offering.