Green Goals Achieved With Superior Insulation

Green organizations have been popular for quite a few years. The movement has not lost momentum. Community programs promoting green building and green practices are springing up in every city across America. Businesses that join these organizations to support the community and the future of the community learn new ways to contribute to green initiatives.

It is common to include trash recycling, energy use management, and paper waste reduction in an environmentally-friendly plan. Businesses are encouraged to look for innovative, significant ways to reduce their carbon footprint while saving energy. One way for companies to reach a higher level of achievement in green programs is to make substantial improvements to their building structures. Improvements to lighting, office equipment, HVAC, and upgrades are a great start. However, a building will still lose measurable amounts of energy and associated cost savings without an upgrade to the building insulation.

The quick solution to improving insulation in a building is Icynene insulation, the premier spray foam insulation. It outperforms traditional cellulose and fiberglass insulation which loses insulation effectiveness when exposed to moisture and it expands to fill gaps eliminating air transfer that traditional insulation cannot. Unlike conventional polyurethane spray foams which are made from petroleum and produce off-gases, Icynene has turned to a different source to make their sustainable open-cell polyurethane: the castor bean. Castor-oil plants are friendly to the environment: they require no irrigation, pesticides, or fungicides, and produce no off-gases. Icynene has received the ‘Green Stamp of Approval’ by The National Green Building Standard. ICYNENE LD-R-50® spray foam insulation is a revolutionary, renewable-based formula made using castor oil which has many environmental and health-related advantages. Icynene is HFC and PBDE-free.

Open-cell polyurethane foam and cellulose insulation both can be applied without the use of chemical blowing agents. The chemical toxins left after using chemical blowing agents can adversely impact the environment around your home or building, possibly affecting the health of the occupants of a building.

Spray foam insulation, applied professionally, is one of the most efficient types of insulation products. Estimates from the U.S. Dept. of Energy and other trade associations calculate that this form of product saves between 20 and 35% in energy costs. Reduced power consumption is perhaps one of the biggest reasons to insulate.

Superior Insulation can help you choose the insulation that is perfect for your building and your budget while still keeping environmental safety in the forefront of your green projects. You can trust our skilled, professionally trained crew to deliver fast, efficient service to fulfill your project objectives. Contact us today to learn more about spray foam and other “green” insulation options.

Spray Foam Insulation Solves Commercial Building Problems

When operations at the County Downs bleach-works factory ceased in May 2008, the opportunity to convert the 16,000 sq.ft. space into film and television studios was presented to owners Ulster Weavers. Converting the vast factory spaces into usable sound stages required the owners to seek modern construction materials, such as spray foam insulation. Quality was of utmost importance. The studios were in the filming location for the second and third seasons of the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones.

Noise from road traffic as well as aircraft from nearby airports was a concern for the studio’s owners as well as for any production crew considering using the space. With chilly autumnal and winter weather common within the region, thermal comfort was a top priority for the converted studio spaces. The studio owners wanted to find ways to prevent condensation from occurring on the underside of the roof during filming, while also finding a solution that could provide thermal comfort.

To ensure that external airborne sounds were reduced and condensation was prevented, the studio owners considered using Icynene® spray foam insulation. Icynene’s open-cell, light-density spray foam – LD-C-50 – has excellent sound absorption characteristics and is able to minimize both flanking and airborne noises. These sound dampening qualities are ideal for film studios where minimal sound disruption is critical.

Certified Icynene spray foam professionals were able to successfully install the spray foam within two days helping ensure that any delays in film production were kept to an absolute minimum.

By installing Icynene light-density, open-cell spray foam, the studio owners were able to make use of new areas that were not used before. The spray foam and its sound dampening qualities helped ensure that these new studio spaces were brought up to the high standard expected for film production. Installation of the spray foam now provides actors, production crews and studio employees the opportunity to work in comfort throughout the changing seasons. External sounds are now significantly minimized. Inside, the thermal comfort is high while the probability of condensation on the ceiling is low helping avoid any costly production delays.

If your building company is looking for more cost-effective ways to handle the insulation process, please consult with the professionals at Superior Insulation Company.

Superior Insulation Company is an ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America) Certified Insulation Contractor. We’re also an independently family-owned and operated business dedicated to providing you with the most energy efficient, cost-effective insulation services. Talk with us today!