The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Schools Rating System recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools. They note, “In a typical school, one-third of the energy used goes to waste. This is largely due to old and poorly functioning equipment, poor insulation, and outdated technology, like that found in many lighting systems.”
Energy efficiency in schools can be achieved in a number of ways. In addition to high-performance heating and cooling systems, solar and/or geothermal systems, a building envelope which includes improved thermal insulating and air sealing materials, will improve the energy efficiency of a school building.
In fact, spray foam insulation, like XCELUS XLS 2000 closed-cell or XLS 500 open-cell provides:
- thermal insulation
- an air barrier
- a vapor barrier (medium-density closed-cell spray foam)
Futhermore, when you specify XCELUS spray foam, your schools designs will realize a reduction in:
- space conditioning (heating and cooling) costs
- carbon emissions
- the number of separate building materials used
- construction schedules
XCELUS spray foam is an insulation that architects can use in their school designs to achieve optimal energy efficiency with its ability to create an air seal around the building’s envelope to minimize air leakage.
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