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Using closed-cell spray foam insulation as part of a green building design [Infographic]

When designing a green building, architects should consider the benefits of closed-cell spray foam insulation, both as a performance-enhancing energy solution and as an environmentally responsible material. Spray foam insulation such as Icynene's ProSeal insulates buildings against heating and cooling losses more effectively than the alternatives, but that's not all. UL Environment recently granted Icynene ProSeal a coveted Greenguard Gold certification, and green builders can utilize spray foam to contribute to LEED certification as well.

If you're an architect looking to incorporate efficiency and sustainability into the very foundation of your projects, closed-cell spray foam insulation makes for one of the best building materials.

What is UL Greenguard Gold Certification?
UL Environment's Greenguard Gold certification identifies manufacturers that have gone above and beyond to provide products that meet the most robust chemical emission criteria. Icynene received its UL Greenguard Gold certification for creating innovative insulation that meets UL Environment's standards for low volatile organic compound, or VOC, emissions.

What is LEED Certification?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program certifies buildings using a holistic view of greener performance throughout their life cycle, including their architects' use of resource-efficient construction materials.

How does Icynene spray foam fit in?
By conforming to stringent emission criteria, Icynene ProSeal earned its UL Greenguard Gold certification. ProSeal, therefore, can help buildings achieve valuable points from green building programs, and satisfy local building regulators.

When it comes to LEED v3 certification credits, Icynene ProSeal gives buildings an edge in several key categories:

  • Energy performance
  • Recycled content
  • Indoor air quality performance
  • Indoor chemical and pollutant source control

A Smart Solution, good for construction
Icynene insulation products can deliver overall energy savings for new commercial buildings when compared to traditional options.

Moreover, Icynene ProSeal works to reduce air leakage and help manage moisture movement.

With an R-value of 7.1 per inch, Icynene ProSeal makes as much business sense and environmental sense as it does common sense.

How does spray foam insulation factor into your green building initiatives?How does spray foam insulation factor into your green building initiatives?
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