“In many places, the amount of insulation used in homes/buildings has increased over time, as energy efficiency standards have become more stringent.”

– EPA, Transitioning to Low-GWP Alternatives in Building/Construction Foams

“Foams” describe a class of energy-efficient products used in myriad applications such as insulation. “Blowing agents” are a key ingredient in foam insulation — they expand the foam, improve the insulating value, and provide durability, structural strength, and water resistance. Foam blowing agents are used in homes, refrigerated trucks, pipes, appliances, and more to help optimize safety and maintain ideal temperatures.

There are many new-generation foams blowing agents that significantly reduce GWP and improve energy efficiency compared to older technologies.

Learn more about your options in foams here.