Use STYROFOAM™ Brand ‘Blue Board’ Materials To Be Green

STYROFOAM ™ brand products, nicknamed ‘blue board’ in the construction industry, are keys to green living as insulation. You can now save tons of energy, not to mention money, by using this material over its counterparts in different structures.

Firstly, blue board is especially efficient as an insulator. Because the material is essentially made up of polystyrene foam with thousands of tiny air bubbles in it, there is relatively little material with which to conduct heat. The bubbles themselves are too small to set up a convection current, and wouldn’t conduct very well in the first place because they’re gaseous. In effect, you can save around 50% – some say even up to 80% – on heating costs alone with the right design and this material.

Secondly, blue board takes extremely long to deteriorate. It maintains its R-Value (the indicator of resistance to heat flow) better than any other material over time. Unlike many other building materials, STYROFOAM™ products are not vulnerable to molds, pests and fungi. Because of this, you won’t have to worry about much maintenance and waste over the years.

Finally, and best of all, the Dow Chemical Company, creator of STYROFOAM™ brand insulation, has announced that they plan to phase out hydrochloro-fluorocarbon (HCFC) 142b, an ozone-depleting compound. Dow has developed its next-generation foaming agent technology in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and US EPA guidelines. With this in mind, you don’t have to worry about its effects on global warming anymore.

The Dow Chemical Company has taken many other steps towards a sustainable living environment, such as the use of methane as a substitute to fossil fuels, the planting of 700,000,000 trees, and the recycling of its own STYROFOAM™ brand scraps.

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