Building a passive house is a massive, but rewarding, undertaking. While there aren’t hard and fast rules to building a passive house, in order to have your home certified as such, you do need to adhere to certain standards. Spray foam insulation like Icynene can help towards ensuring that you meet many of those standards. Here’s how:
- Spray foam insulation like Icynene is a high performance insulation, something which is required for passive house certification. This means complete coverage of the building envelope.
- Icynene spray foam insulation creates an effective air barrier wherever it’s applied, allowing your home to meet the standard of airtightness which is required in a passive house.
- Icynene spray foam in particular is guaranteed for the total life of the home where it is installed. This isn’t a requirement for a passive house, but it reduces the long-term costs associated with building a passive house.
In the end, there a plenty of other reasons to choose Icynene spray foam insulation, but its ability to help create such an energy efficient home certainly makes it a great choice for anyone looking to achieve passive house certification.
Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more reasons why Icynene can help your home become a passive house.