30 Dec '11, 10pm

Passive House Group Bans Certain Spray-Foam Insulation - EBN: 21:1

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Passive House Group Bans Certain Spray-Foam Insulation By Paula Melton This Illinois home, which is targeting Passive House certification, is insulated with 12" of high-density fiberglass in the walls and 24" of cellulose in the attic. According to homebuilder Darcy Bean, the project used small amounts of SPF in areas where air sealing would otherwise be difficult. 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. “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 told EBN...

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