It is well known that spray foam insulation, coating and roofing material can help greatly improve a structure’s energy efficiency. But seeing actual numbers proving that fact can still sometimes be quite surprising.
A builder in New Hampshire recently documented exactly how much of a difference using spray foam and other “green” materials made in reducing the energy consumption of a new home they just completed.
Homes designed using REM/RATE™ software have a rating called an HERS (Home Energy Ratings System) score. A home’s HERS score shows how energy efficient it is when compared to a standard home of similar size, shape and age. As an example, a home that gets an HERS score of 80 would use 20 percent less energy than a standard comparable home. The lower the HERS score, the better.
As described on SprayFoam,com, Building Alternatives of Franconia, New Hampshire, just completed construction on a new home that achieved an impressive HERS score of 39. This means that homeowner could possibly enjoy energy bills that are 61 percent lower than typical for a home of that size.
The use of spray foam to insulate the home’s walls likely contributed a great deal to earning that amazing energy rating. Building Alternatives plans to enter the home in the Most Energy Efficient Home Contest sponsored by the Home Builders Association.
Contractors that want to help their customers enjoy this type of enviable savings on their energy bills can get all of the spray foam equipment they need at Intech Equipment & Supply.