When compared to traditional alternatives available in the market, such as rigid foam board, spray foam insulation is a modern approach to continuous insulation that allows architects to push the envelope in design and creativity.
Today’s modern commercial buildings require high performance building materials to optimize functionality and energy efficiency. When compared to traditional alternatives available in the market, such as rigid foam board, spray foam insulation is a modern approach to continuous insulation that allows architects to push the envelope in design and creativity.
In reference to exterior continuous insulation applications, with its greater thermal resistance, the use of spray foam insulation can lead to reductions in overall wall thickness over foam board insulation designs.
Energy codes are requiring higher thermal performance values in walls, particularly in the form of exterior continuous insulation. Icynene's new white paper focuses on comparing rigid foam board to spray foam insulation.
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.
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.