Icynene Insulation Approved for Green Building Certification
The climate-friendly, light-density renewable-based spray foam insulation and air barrier Icynene LD-R-50 was recently Green Approved by the NAHB Research Center, making it eligible for points toward NAHB National Green Building Certification.
“There’s a sense of confusion about what green products builders can use and earn points toward the National Green Building Certification,” said Shawn Rippon, of Icynene Inc. “The Green Approved mark is a builder’s assurance that Icynene LD-R-50 complies with specific green scoring criteria for certification to the National Green Building Standard.”
Builders can earn up to 53 potential points when using Icynene LD-R-50 foam insulation under the following National Green Building Standard practices:
- Biobased product — up to six points
- Insulation and air-sealing — three to 15 points
- Building envelope leakage rate — three to 15 points
- Formaldehyde emissions in accordance with CDPH 01350 — four points
- Continuous air barrier between walls and ceilings separating the garage from the home — two to 13 points.
To view the full practice descriptions — and the potential points awarded within each practice —visit www.GreenApprovedProducts.com and select Icynene Inc. under the “Find Products” link.
Headquartered in Canada in Mississauga, Ontario, Icynene, Inc. is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.This feature is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing on this page should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the featured product or the product manufacturer. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained on this page.