[GSBN] Environmental effects of foam insulations
derek at unm.edu
Mon Jan 2 17:22:25 CST 2012
Andy, are you clear about what the charts you sent mean by "foundation foam"? Since radiant floors are mentioned, I'm guessing that the main reference is to foam under a slab on grade, but perhaps I'm wrong. It seems like some assumptions about frost line and perimeter insulation would also be involved in the calculations.
derek at unm.edu
On Jan 2, 2012, at 3:06 PM, andy mueller wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> The attached documentation is somewhat a sidetrack from what you are inquiring about but perhaps will find it helpful in future discussions about rigid foam.
> Charles Nickel (the author of these studies) was an integral part of GreenSpace Collaborative and unfortunately left us after a 15 year battle with cancer. He had an incredible mind and a spirit to match.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Magwood" <chris at chrismagwood.ca>
> To: "(private, with public archives) Global Straw Building Network" <GSBN at greenbuilder.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 4:40 PM
> Subject: [GSBN] Environmental effects of foam insulations
>> Hi all, and happy new year to all of you!
>> I am trying to research the environmental impacts of the production of EPS and XPS foam insulations. Obviously, this industry is on the defensive, because all I can find are industry-sponsored glossy brochures touting the complete benevolence of foam insulations and industry-sponsored tests that give me a bunch of numbers I can't understand, no comparisons of those numbers to other materials and a "see, it's all good" conclusion.
>> Environmental Building News has had some articles that have been helpful. Any other suggestions?
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