Atlanta, GA, May 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Efficient insulation is a key component in reducing a structure’s energy consumption. Polyurethane insulation systems and technologies can help architects, specifiers, design professionals and other decision-makers meet their performance and sustainability goals.
This was the subject of a Continuing Education (CE) presentation given by Jim Lambach, manager, building and construction industrial marketing, and Gary Gardner, AIA, CSI, LEED AP, BD&C, industrial marketing channel manager, both of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, during AIA Convention 2015. Performance and Sustainability of Polyurethane Insulation in High-performing Walls took place 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 15 in Theatre B.
During the session, Lambach and Gardner provided a comprehensive look at the performance and sustainability of polyurethane insulation, including guidance about how to incorporate vapor-impermeable wall assemblies to obtain a higher, more balanced performance.
Attendees came away from the session with a greater understanding of:
· Overall thermal performance, wall durability and moisture resistance that can be achieved by using vapor impermeable insulation and a vapor impermeable design approach.
· The Life Cycle Assessment and the Environmental Product Declaration process as it pertains to thermal insulation materials.
· The Global Warming Potential (GWP) contribution of high-performing polyurethane wall assemblies.
In addition to attending this CE session, AIA attendees were invited to stop by Bayer’s booth (#959) to learn more about the company’s broad portfolio of materials and technologies for the building and construction market.
About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Bayer MaterialScience has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,200 people at the end of 2014. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company. Sustainability is central to the company’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.