According to the EPA, within the United States, the building sector accounts for approximately 48% of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with 36% of the direct energy related GHG emissions.
It's no wonder why sustainable building products are in high demand. The most cost-effective choices are those made before the first bit of dirt is touched, including insulation choices. The right insulation can significantly impact the sustainability of homes and buildings.
What makes Icynene ® the right insulation?
Icynene ® delivers high-performance solutions for efficient building envelopes, thermal comfort and a healthy indoor environment - all of which are integral components of green building.
100% water blown.
It does not contain synthetic blowing agents such as HFCs that are often used in other spray foam products and are considered to have very high Global Warming Potential (GWP) gases.
This is considered a harmful flame retardant that can compromise the health of building occupants. Icynene ® is a Class 1 fire rated product without the use of PBDEs.
Superior air-sealing capabilities.
Icynene ® locks out dust, allergens and pollutants from entering the building creating a healthier indoor environment. Creating a superior air-seal in just one step, Icynene ® also minimizes the use of excess sealing materials which would otherwise be required when using conventional insulation such as fiberglass.
Up to 50% energy savings. Icynene ® air-seals and can help reduce energy use and costs by as much as 50%. In turn, it helps reduce the production of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide by thousands of tones a year.
Icynene ® maintains its performance (doesn't sag or settle) with no loss of R-value over time. It provides total thermal comfort today and for years to come, while conventional insulation can deteriorate as time passes and may no longer perform as it did when initially installed. Selecting products that provide longevity, like Icynene ® , can potentially eliminate the need for the installation/re-installation of additional material in the future.
Green Building Certifications
Taking positive steps towards a sustainable future is made easier with Icynene®. Icynene® helps building industry professionals meet energy efficiency and environmental goals - two very important requirements in achieving higher standards such as Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and National Green Building Standards (NGBS).