Icynene Insulation Can Be Seen in Action at Top Four Show Homes
Attendees at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Feb. 13-16 have four opportunities to see the energy-efficient and environmentally sound Icynene Insulation System in action at Booth W3089 or at the top four show homes — The New American Home, Show Village, Tradewinds and NextGen.
In the vanguard of the green home building movement that will be featured at this year’s show, Icynene’s open-celled, 100% water-blown technology contains no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), formaldehyde or any synthetic blowing agent that can off gas into the indoor environment.
Icynene can reduce a home’s energy consumption by as much as 50%, and it keeps outdoor pollutants and allergens from entering the home. It does not sag or settle over time, delivering a constant R-Value.
Sprayed into walls, attics, basements or floors, Icynene’s open-cell foam expands to 100 times its original volume in seconds, creating an effective air seal. By minimizing air infiltration, Icynene helps protect occupants from energy-draining air leaks. Acting as both thermal insulation and an air barrier, it can reduce the need for labor-intensive sealing materials, saving the builder time and money.
Installed on the underside of the roof deck to create an unvented, conditioned attic, Icynene is helping the Tradewinds Show Home and The New American Home keep a lid on energy efficiency.
Icynene was selected for its air-sealing capabilities to create a conditioned attic. Tests conducted by the University of Waterloo show that creating an unvented attic can keep wind-driven rainwater and moisture from entering into the attic, which helps prevent moisture damage to the insulation and ceiling materials.
A study conducted by Joe Lstiburek found that this unvented conditioned attic construction technology “has significant advantages in the Florida climate with respect to rainwater control, energy conservation, moisture and humidity control, wind uplift and fine performance over standard attic roof technology.”
For more information, visit Booth W3089 or click here.
Icynene is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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