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SOURCE North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Science Corporation (BSC) has released a report detailing the results of a multi-year insulation research project. The most significant finding from the report is that sealed walls of the same R-value perform equally well regardless of the type of insulation used.
The study entailed a baseline set of seven test walls using various insulation types, including fiber glass, cellulose, spray foam and extruded polystyrene.
Among other findings of the report are:
Energy cost and security issues have generated demand for building enclosures that exhibit higher levels of thermal performance. R-value has long been the industry standard for assessing the thermal performance of insulation materials. The findings of this report clearly demonstrate that sealed walls with the same R-value perform equally well regardless of the type of insulation used, whether fiber glass, cellulose, spray foam or extruded polystyrene.
ABOUT NAIMA – The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
NAIMA is the trade association for North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. Its role is to promote energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, and to encourage the safe production and use of these materials. Visit NAIMA's website at www.naima.org or call 703.684.0084.
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