National Park Services

Are your preservation and sustainability requirements being met?

Let’s talk about polyurethane foam, environmental impact and embodied carbon reduction in the context of historical retrofits and new construction for the building envelope.

In the world of fiscal restraint and limited funding, providing a resilient building which is sustainable while preserving the historical aspects of the structure can be a challenge. These, at times opposing, demands are limiting the choice of materials and applications. That in turn reduces the effectiveness of the entire effort – and we fall short of the goal.

The culprit may be a lack of awareness and understanding of specific products and their lifecycle contribution to energy reduction. With polyurethane foam we need to understand the product, its value and limitations, and make a deep dive into its environmental impact.

Lets determine the “number of water bottles”, rapidly renewable resources and green house gas contributions the product itself makes in addition to the carbon reduction impact over the lifecycle of the structure imparted by simply using spray foam.

Let’s talk about spray foam insulation for historical retrofits, the drive to net zero energy and employment opportunity within National Park Services.