The time spent indoors should help to maintain occupant health and well-being. That’s why it is important to select building products like Icynene soft foam insulation and air barrier material, which was manufactured with health and well-being in mind. Icynene contributes to a healthy indoor environment in three critical ways:
1. Icynene spray foam insulation is 100% water-blown and does not emit harmful gases once cured. Icynene foam contains no ozone-depleting substances and does not off-gas over time, unlike some conventional insulation that can deteriorate as time passes. Icynene maintains its efficiency with no loss of R-value to provide healthy indoor air (and energy savings) for its occupants today and for years to come. Selecting products that provide longevity, like spray polyurethane foam insulation, reduces the impact on the environment because it eliminates the need for the installation of additional material in the future. Icynene helps buildings achieve U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) credits.
2. Spray foam insulation creates a continuous air barrier in the walls, ceilings and floors, which minimizes the intrusion of outdoor allergens and pollutants. Icynene helps buildings achieve U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) credits.
3. As an integrated insulation and air barrier, Icynene foam effectively minimizes air leakage and accompanying moisture (air leakage accounts for as much as 99% of moisture movement in a structure). So effective is Icynene at minimizing condensation, moisture build-up, and the growth of mold or mildew, the product is often specified for use in museums, art galleries, and libraries where condensation control is critical to preserving the integrity of valuable collections.