29 Dec '15, 10pm

#green alternatives to #sprayfoam w/ #MDI in it #sustainable #building

Spray foam insulation is one of the best options for increasing the energy efficiency of a home. It is air-tight, and closed-cell remains the only FEMA approved flood resistant insulation. Despite it's resilience and efficiency benefits, spray foam is not the most sustainable option. Chemical off-gassing from diphenyl diisocyanate, or MDI, has been linked to health concerns including asthma and lung disease. The synthetic chemical is found is spray foam as well as adhesives like gorilla glue. The EPA has yet to regulate MDI in products, so in the meantime consumers are on their own to find and install sustainable alternatives. Here are four options for greener, effective insulation.

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