As Building Energy Codes Become More Efficient, SPF Offers Even More

roof coating spray equipment As a contractor or roof coating spray professional, you are probably already familiar with the wide range of benefits that Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation provides.

However, the general public may not be as familiar with the advantages and characteristics of SPF insulation, and why it makes for such a smart choice for insulation requirements.

We recently came across an article in High Performing Buildings magazine that highlights the impact of newer energy codes, the role of energy codes in next generation construction and recent developments to SPF itself.

When communicating with customers, you may want to refer to this piece for some of the latest information. Here are some highlights:

  • As states and local jurisdictions increasingly move toward more efficient building codes in regards to energy use, manufacturers of construction materials have been busy developing and improving products that can help meet these new standards.
  • While improved energy efficiency can be achieved through many systems in building – think lighting and appliances to flooring and windows – one of the most obvious ways to improve efficiency is through building envelope insulation.
  • Manufacturers are actively working to find innovative ways to continually enhance SPF insulation and to identify new ways that it can help buildings meet emerging energy efficiency codes.
  • Zero net energy buildings are the next frontier in sustainable construction. One industry expert was asked, “What attributes make spray foam insulation a logical choice for these ambitious projects?Zero net energy buildings are already on the near-term horizon per some state building codes, so it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” zero net energy will be mandated,” said Jeremy Parker, National Sales Manager, Covestro LLC. “SPF is an excellent insulation choice because it is a multifunctional product that can serve various control layers for the building envelope.”
  • SPF industry is undergoing right now involves a transition to new Low Global Warming Potential (LGWP) blowing (foaming) agents. According to the article, Honeywell has anticipated this need and has been at the forefront of this development, said Xuaco Pascual, Global Marketing Manager, Foam Insulation, Honeywell. “The transition started in North America around three years ago when Honeywell commercialized its platform of LGWP blowing agents,” said Pascual. “We have since seen rapid growth of these products largely driven by consumer demand as well as design and performance standards.”

To read more about the versatility that SPF insulation offers, along with some other recent industry developments, read the complete article here.

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