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Sustainability

There can be no doubt sustainability in building is important to everyone: home owners, building owners, architects, builders, and the public at large. If you’re building a home today you‘re thinking of what will be in demand when you sell the home 15-30 years down the road. Office buildings are now being built with LEED standards, and building owners are switching to products like LED lighting to reduce the impact of the building for years into the future. While sustainable features like reclaimed lumber, low e windows, geothermal heating and cooling are still innovative today, tomorrow they will be status quo. Smart people are building with sustainability in mind today.

Insulation is a major player in overall building performance. This entire site is designed to help you learn more about the features and benefits of SPF insulation. As an engineered building product it is essential to any sustainable building that you provide for energy efficiency, reduce waste, reduce degree of natural building products used, and provide for the comfort and health of the occupants. See how SPF insulation is where sustainability begins.

  • Save Energy with SPF

    When it comes to residential and commercial building energy costs, heating and cooling the space is number one by a big margin. In fact, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE), the average home spends $1,300 annually on heating and cooling costs. Studies show 40 percent of that energy is lost due to air leaks and heat loss. It stands to reason anything one can do to make heating and cooling systems more efficient would save money on energy.
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  • Building Standards

    As homeowners, business owners, real estate professionals, builders, and architects all became more focused on energy efficient building, the focus is turning toward engineered building materials like spray foam insulation that stand up in both scientific testing in a lab and in real-world conditions over the lifespan of a structure. There are a lot of measurements for how “green” a building material is. Spray foam, also known as SPF, meets the standards for:
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