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Balance your facility's budget by installing spray foam insulation

Managing expenses is an important part of running a business. In fact, some of the most successful companies are those that are capable of limiting their expenses while also keeping up with the demands of their customers. Often these savings come in the form of waste reduction, a popular trend in today's pro-green building culture.

"Companies can limit heating and cooling waste by upgrading with spray foam."

According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, the biggest expense that companies have to worry about is heating and cooling, which contributes to over a third of all the energy used in a commercial building. Recycling programs and digitization of company documents will help to minimize expenses, but a company can enjoy greater savings by addressing a facility's largest sources of waste. Company decision makers can begin to address heating and cooling waste by upgrading the building's insulation with spray foam.

Fix the building envelope to better manage heat flow
Spray foam insulation can address the many factors that can contribute to inefficiencies in the thermal envelope. After all, the success of a building's thermal protection is a seal preventing air from moving in and out of the building. Improving the R-value* will also assist in the management of the heat flow in and the building. These examples of improvements to performance highlight just how important a strong building envelope is in terms of keeping costs down.

Spray foam insulation is a great choice for addressing structural flaws that weaken the building envelope. Green Building and Sustainable Solutions Magazine pointed out that the material can help facility managers to improve HVAC system performance and make work areas more comfortable, as well as help a facility earn LEED accreditation. This type of recognition for green building can do wonders for a company's reputation, especially among sustainability-minded consumers. There's a good chance a business can tap into an entirely new market base by retrofitting their facility with a waste-conscientious strategy like spray foam insulation.

Installing pray foam insulation is big move toward a greener office.Installing pray foam insulation is big move toward a greener office.

High-performance insulation contributes to greater comfort
Directly measurable cost-savings aren't' the only means of analyzing the value that spray foam insulation can contribute to a business. After all, a better building envelope also can help to improve air quality and limit noise pollution. Addressing these problem factors has been shown to help improve employee productivity, so in this way spray foam insulation can help to minimize wasted work hours by helping to make the office a more productive space.

* R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy. There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, and your fuel use patterns and family size. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.

 

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