Building Green the White Way with Expanded Polystyrene

Expanded Polystyrene the Extraordinary Product Solution is revolutionizing the building industry. EPS, commonly but incorrectly referred to as Styrofoam, was invented in the 1960s. This lightweight inexpensive product performs like a heavyweight. It has grabbed the attention of builders and homeowners looking for a cost effective way to build an energy efficient home. It has been used as an insulation product for years, but builders are now seeing that it can actually be used to build the home! Unlike traditional stick building, building a home completely out of EPS foam panels creates a complete thermal envelope. Constructing a home out of EPS requires fewer materials and there is no need for heavy equipment. It is cost efficient to build and homeowners will enjoy years of heating and cooling costs.

We foresee that EPS building systems will become the preferred method for new home and business construction.

The video produced by GR Building Systems.

Expanded Polystyrene ICA-LITE specification sheet.

EPS maintains its R-Value – 15 year independent test program.

 

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This article was posted on July 5, 2013, by Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) – a Women-Owned manufacturer of Geofoam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which is commonly but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam™. ICA is located in Allentown, PA and services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region from Virginia to Maine to Ohio.