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Stay on Trend by Building Energy Efficient Homes

Posted by Emillie Lee

Jun 14, 2016 6:34:07 PM


Energy efficiency is certainly one of the biggest buzzwords in the construction industry right now. With clients demanding energy-efficient homes and building codes also beginning to be more strict in terms of energy efficiency requirements, this seems to be the way of the future.

One of the key essential components when building energy-efficient homes is spray foam insulation. Offering a greater insulating ability than fiberglass and other traditional insulation choices, spray foam does an excellent job of minimizing heat loss and keeping energy bills low. It actually insulates in two ways: by forming a barrier that prevents heat transfer between the interior of the home and the outdoors, and by sealing cracks and crevices that other insulation may leave exposed.

Energy-efficient homes that utilize spray foam insulation, solar panels, geothermal heating, and other new technologies seem to be in-demand with all age demographics. As millennials enter the job market, many consider energy efficiency a top priority on their list of features. According to one study, 84% of millennials shopping for homes are willing to pay as much as 3% more for the home as long as it is energy-efficient. This trend rings true both for single family and multifamily homes, which means that builders who focus on designing apartment communities should also be aiming to do so with energy efficiency in mind.

Another reason energy efficiency is so popular right now is because of tax breaks. Making energy efficient upgrades, such as applying spray foam insulation or a geothermal heat pump, could qualify homeowners for tax credits.

If you're looking for spray foam insulation for building energy-efficient homes, visit NCFI Polyurethanes' website. We offer high-quality spray foam insulation products, as well as the training, support and equipment you need to offer this service to your clients.


Topics: Energy Efficiency, Air Quality, NCFI