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.
The use of closed cell density spray foam insulation vs. rigid foam board in exterior continuous insulation applications provides architectural firms and commercial building contractors a great opportunity to positively impact their building schedules, budget and overall performance quality.
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.
Even in the middle of winter, spray foam insulation allows commercial projects to continue without schedule delays. Understand how to effectively insulate exterior walls in commercial buildings in cold weather.
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.
Statistics from ENERGY STAR® show that commercial buildings account for around 18% of energy use and nearly 18% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. With a growing focus on energy efficiency and sustainable living, architects and designers have an opportunity to help shape the direction of green, sustainable design.
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.