Low-GWP Blowing Agents Can Help with Energy Bills and the Environment
When it comes to selecting an insulation for a home or commercial building, the wrong choice can have catastrophic impacts on your energy bills—and the environment. With rising energy costs and environmental concerns comes an increased demand for solutions that make homes and buildings more energy efficient.
But builders and building owners have countless options to choose from, and each one has seemed to involve some sort of compromise. It's difficult to balance performance, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, longevity or durability, and cost across a broad range of building application.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is an excellent insulation solution that has gained in popularity due to its versatility, effectiveness, and efficiency. SPF may be more expensive up-front, but it offers significant cost savings over the long term. The challenge with traditional SPF insulation has been in the blowing agents used to apply it. Many of the blowing agents on the market have been less than ideal from an environmental sustainability perspective, dealing damage in the form of high global warming potential (GWP) or ozone depletion potential (ODP).
The selection of blowing agent to use in conjunction with SPF is critically important, but without adequate comparative information, it's tough to make the smartest choice.
This white paper offers builders and building owners a clear and simple explanation of how a high-performing, environmentally sustainable blowing agent can help make spray foam insulation more effective and more energy efficient. Learn why spray foam insulation is a great solution to the challenges faced by other insulation types, and how to preserve—and enhance—its performance in order to save money and help protect the environment.
Download the white paper to learn about the long-term payoffs of using spray foam insulation formulated with an environmentally sustainable blowing agent.