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Energy Performance and Closed-Cell Spray Foam: A Better Building Technology

03 March 2010

To ensure energy efficiency in new construction and major remodelling projects, designers must consider a whole-building approach. A better building envelope in line with building energy code requirements will provide superior energy performance.

New research by Oak Ridge National Laboratories has confirmed the cost effectiveness and suitability of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) for building insulation. The ccSPF insulation offers energy benefits unparalleled airtightness, thermal performance and moisture-control benefits.

The use of ccSPF in residential construction will aid in achieving the standards of many high-performance home programmes, including the EPA's Energy Star for New Homes Programme and the US Green Building Council's LEED for Homes Programme.

The track record of energy and thermal performance will encourage ccSPF's use by homebuyers, homebuilders, architects and engineers.

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