More homeowners are switching onto the idea of asking for a HERS Score to indicate how energy efficient their home is. Icynene spray foam insulation plays a siginifcant role in achieving improved energy efficiency.
Open-cell spray foam can be used to successfully deliver sustainable, high-performance results. Incorporating open-cell spray foam, such as Icynene’s LD-C-50, into a sustainable building can have a tremendous impact on achieving the core sustainable strategies of energy efficiency, moisture management and whole building design.
Being a complex, interconnected network of materials, systems and functions, a building should contain products that can work in harmony with one another to ensure proper and adequate functionality and use. Architects and designers can help make the difference when planning to develop healthier, more energy efficient buildings.
Did you know that up to 40% of a building’s energy loss can be attributed to air leakage? It is estimated that the cracks and gaps in a home – which can equate to the size of a basketball - can leak enough air to fill two blimps every day. With such significant air leakage losses occurring every day, it is important help your clients source energy efficient materials that minimize excessive energy consumption while living comfortably.
Spring has arrived and the weather has begun to improve across the continent. With the change in weather, the probability of allergies is increased. Spray foam insulation can help have a significant impact on the indoor air quality of your client's homes or buildings.
As centres for learning and development, schools are often considered as hubs for small communities. Schools have a way of bringing teachers, students, parents and community leaders together which makes them a vital part of everyday living. Using the best school insulation on the market can have a significant impact on a school’s learning environment.
An essential criterion for school districts who are building new schools is energy efficiency. Often limited by ever-shrinking budgets together with an increasing demand by their school community, these clients are faced with having to create a positive and modern learning environment for their students.
School districts, although often limited by budget, seek the best in class when it comes to their school buildings so that both teaching staff and their students are given the best opportunity to teach and learn. A comfortable and positive environment can contribute to students excelling in their learning and their teachers enjoying their workplace.
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.