Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation announced the publication of a third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration [EPD] for its complete spray foam insulation product portfolio.
A first for the spray foam industry, this product-specific TYPE III EPD assesses the total lifecycle environmental impact of open-cell spray foam insulation and closed-cell spray foam based on hydrofluoroolefin and hydrofluorocarbon blowing agents as well as CSFI’s new ultra-low global warming potential products: SealTite™ PRO HFO and SealTite ONE. By publishing the spray foam industry’s first EPD, CSFI said in a statement it has underlined its commitment to help "deliver a more sustainable future," making it easier for architects and builders to specify energy-efficient products with a low environmental footprint.
EPDs equip specifiers with an objective, independently produced report that analyzes the energy use and environmental impact of all phases of a product’s life — from raw material extraction to end-of-life. CSFI partnered with Sphera — a leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance performance, data, and consulting services — to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment and Underwriters Laboratory and independently certify and publish the results.
Key findings from CSFI’s Environmental Product Declaration include:
- New ultra-low GWP products SealTite PRO HFO and SealTite ONE have a global warming potential that’s 84% lower than hydrofluorocarbon products and 33% lower than the spray foam industry average for low global warming potential alternatives.
- The manufacturer’s open-cell products have global warming potential values that are up to 79% lower than select mineral wool products and 98% lower than extruded polystyrene.
“During the development of both SealTite PRO HFO and SealTite ONE, we challenged R&D and the supply chain team to view the overall environmental impact of our raw materials not as a consideration — but as a critical design requirement,” said Kevin Wiacek, product marketing manager, CSFI. “As a result, our new high-performance solutions combined with the EPD can provide architects and builders the information they need to make informed product section decisions to design safe, resilient and energy-efficient structures with low environmental impact.”
To view CSFI’s EPD for its complete portfolio of spray foam insulation products, visit carlislesfi.com/products.