By Nick Gilbert
WALLTITE Eco polyurethane foam insulation or air barrier system from BASF was recognized at the second yearly Concours Écoconception 2012, an event that honors new and sustainable programs in Quebec. This event was conducted at l’eXcentris Cinema Theatre located in Montreal, Quebec.
The Concours Écoconception event attracted more than 200 attendees from different industries in June 2012. This event commemorates leadership and knowledge which combines socio-environmental, design, and research and development concerns.
Submitted products for this Concours Écoconception 2012 were evaluated based on three categories:
- Measurable results of ecological, economic and social growth
- Environmental, economic and social considerations.
BASF has specifically designed WALLTITE Eco polyurethane system to enhance the buildings’ energy efficiency. The product has a medium density.
Since WALLTITE Eco is a spray applied system, fasteners are not essential. This polyurethane system optimizes the building envelope’s performance and enables heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to function more powerfully, thus minimizing energy expenses.
According to BASF Canada’s Business Manager, Polyurethane Spray Systems, Pierre Couture, builders can possibly meet the top standards of sustainable construction with the help of WALLTITE Eco.
WALLTITE Eco polyurethane insulation was the first closed-cell spray system to receive the EcoLogo, which is a multi-attribute environmental certification. Additionally, the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program has certified this polyurethane system for indoor air quality.