Energy efficiency is key to sustainable building design. An important component is insulation. One of the most efficient and cost-effective types of insulation is closed cell, medium density spray foam. This type of insulation is most suitable when a water, vapor, or air barrier is needed.
When specifying insulation in a sustainable building project, we encourage you to investigate the properties and benefits of our XLS 2000 spray polyurethane insulation. It is a closed cell, two-component spray foam insulation, air barrier, and vapor retardant. XLS 2000 rejects bulk water and improves structural support to buildings. Its outstanding performance and high yield make it ideal for all types of projects from commercial to residential to agricultural. Although commonly used in commercial projects, closed cell spray foam insulation is recognized by FEMA as a flood-resistant material. As such, it is especially useful for residential projects in flood-prone geographic areas, since it adds structural strength and deters mold.
How XLS 2000 Contributes to Sustainability
All XCELUS products use blowing agents that respect the environment by having a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of one. Other brands may have GWPs ranging from 700-1400.
Our closed cell spray foam insulation is also:
- Greenguard Gold certified – scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards
- Low VOC
- PBDE free
We are particularly proud that XLS 2000 uses recycled plastic bottles in its formulation. Indeed, 5,000 bottles are kept from landfills with every home that uses XLS 2000. You can feel good when you specify XLS 2000 because you are helping to reduce greenhouse gasses.
If you need help specifying XLS 2000 in your next sustainable building design our experts are ready to help. Get in touch today.