Passive House Group Bans Certain Spray Foam Insulation - News - Greensource Magazine #avlgb

Passive House Group Bans Certain Spray Foam Insulation - News - Greensource Magazine #avlgb

The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) will no longer give its blessing to projects incorporating spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) that uses blowing agents with high contribution to global warming, according to executive director Katrin Klingenberg. Courtesy BuildingGreen The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) won't accept spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) that uses blowing agents with high contribution to global warming. ----- Advertising ----- “It does not make any sense at all to use them if one of the major overarching goals of energy conservation in buildings is to counteract and decrease global warming and climate change,” Klingenberg says. “There really is no point to go through all the trouble of detailed Passive House design calculations if you use high-GWP [global warming potential] spray foam.” In the past, Klingenberg said, projects have been...

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