Icynene Engineer John Broniek's recent webinar for Buildings Canada looks at the options for various types of commercial and residential assemblies with a view to maximize performance and make them work without excessive cost and problems.
In most homes in the southern United States, the level of insulation found is adequate for achieving an energy efficient home. However, air leakage and duct leakage are typically high, resulting in high energy bills, comfort problems, and poor indoor air quality.
Spray foam insulation can be used in hot, humid climates such as those in the southern states of the USA just as effectively as homes in northern, colder climates. One architect firm from Austin, Texas has identified some tips other architects can consider when designing for hot, humid climates.
Hot or warm climates like the southern states of the USA can benefit equally as well as their northern counterparts from spray foam insulation. In fact, one area of the typical family home that can benefit from spray foam insulation is the unvented attic.
While spray foam insulation typically costs more than fibreglass and cellulose, it’s important to recognize the return on investment that Icynene spray foam insulation offers your clients over the long term.
Building Genius presents architects, commercial builders and production builders with an insight into the spray foam insulation and building industries across the United States and Canada. With a key focus on building science, codes and standards, burgeoning trends, industry development and news, Building Genius offers an outlook from the spray foam insulation industry leader, Icynene, from the perspective of our top engineers, code specialists and industry experts.