Icynene stands behind their high-performance insulation products
Healthier - Superior Indoor Air, Low Environmental Impact
The time spent indoors should help to maintain occupant health and well-being. That's why it is important to select building products like Icynene® soft foam insulation and air barrier material, which was manufactured with health and well-being in mind. Icynene® contributes to a healthy indoor environment in three critical ways:
1). Icynene® is 100% water-blown and does not emit harmful gases once cured.
Icynene® contains no ozone-depleting substances and does not off-gas over time, unlike some conventional insulation that can deteriorate as time passes. Icynene® maintains its efficiency with no loss of R-value to provide healthy indoor air (and energy savings) for its occupants today and for years to come. Selecting products that provide longevity, like Icynene®, reduces the impact on the environment because it eliminates the need for the installation of additional material in the future.
2). Icynene® creates a continuous air barrier in the walls, ceilings and floors, which minimizes the intrusion of outdoor allergens and pollutants.
Icynene® helps buildings achieve U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) credits.
3) As an integrated insulation and air barrier, Icynene® effectively minimizes air leakage and accompanying moisture (air leakage accounts for as much as 99% of moisture movement in a structure). So effective is Icynene® at minimizing condensation, moisture build-up, and the growth of mold or mildew, the product is often specified for use in museums, art galleries, and libraries where condensation control is critical to preserving the integrity of valuable collections.
Quieter - Minimizing Noise Pollution with Icynene®
Icynene® significantly minimizes unwanted airborne sounds that can invade living spaces, creating a much more enjoyable indoor environment. Icynene® helps to reduce noise levels that originate from the other side of the wall (from home theatres and children's play areas, for instance).
Icynene® is ideal for applications where quiet is a must. When Icynene® is sprayed into walls, ceilings and floors, building occupants are uninterrupted by airborne sound (human speech, stereos, and plumbing runs) and flanking sound (sound transmitted through the building structure). Icynene® ensures a haven of peace and quiet by completely filling and sealing every penetration such as cracks around doors, electrical outlets, and plumbing pipes within walls.
More Energy Efficient - Icynene®
Using Icynene® soft foam insulation and air barrier material is one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency and thermal comfort. As a complete insulation and air barrier, Icynene minimizes air leakage in the building structure, which allows for HVAC equipment rightsizing. This saves dramatically on initial equipment costs and ongoing utility costs - Icynene can save up to 50% every month in energy costs versus traditional energy options.
When taking into consideration all other costs associated with creating an airtight thermal envelope, it becomes obvious why Icynene is the preferred insulation that guarantees increased energy efficiency. With Icynene's exclusive 31-Day Payback Formula, we can help you calculate the cost of Icynene® versus traditional insulation options. This formula takes into account all of the variables that impact the efficiency of insulation, so a more accurate comparison can be made.
Icynene® as Green
Icynene® delivers high-performance solutions for efficient building envelopes, thermal comfort and a healthy indoor environment - all of which are integral components of green building.
100% water blown. It does not contain synthetic blowing agents such as HFCs that are often used in other spray foam products and are considered to have very high Global Warming Potential (GWP) gases.
No PBDEs. This is considered a harmful flame retardant that can compromise the health of building occupants. Icynene® is a Class 1 fire rated product without the use of PBDEs.
Superior air-sealing capabilities. Icynene® locks out dust, allergens and pollutants from entering the building creating a healthier indoor environment. Creating a superior air-seal in just one step, Icynene® also minimizes the use of excess sealing materials which would otherwise be required when using conventional insulation such as fiberglass.
Up to 50% energy savings. Icynene® air-seals and can help reduce energy use and costs by as much as 50%. In turn, it helps reduce the production of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide by thousands of tones a year.1
Real R-value. Icynene® maintains its performance (doesn't sag or settle) with no loss of R-value over time. It provides total thermal comfort today and for years to come, while conventional insulation can deteriorate as time passes and may no longer perform as it did when initially installed. Selecting products that provide longevity, like Icynene®, can potentially eliminate the need for the installation/re-installation of additional material in the future.