The study of how all components of a building work together has become known as Building Science or a Systems Approach. The Systems Approach is a method of design, construction, inspection and testing that considers how all building components interact, including the foundation, walls, roofs, doors, insulation and mechanical systems.
Building Science consists of the following principles:
- Creating a continuous air barrier in conjunction with proper mechanical ventilation
- Moisture management
- Improved indoor air quality
- Proper layout design & zoning
- Appropriate heating and air conditioning system.
Icynene® can help the trade professionals practice Building Science techniques. Its effective air infiltration control allows for HVAC management and correct sizing, which delivers energy cost savings of up to 50 percent. As an environmentally-friendly product, it also reduces the intrusion of outdoor pollutants and improves indoor air quality.
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