EnergyComplete Infiltration Barrier
Credit: Owens Corning
What makes this product green?
- Reduces heating and cooling loads
- Prevents moisture or air quality problems
- Information transparency
EnergyComplete is a two-part, flexible synthetic latex foam used to seal new homes from air infiltration. Applied with a specially designed Graco paint sprayer, the foam penetrates and seals cracks up to 3/8" wide between framing and sheathingMaterial, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen. components. It is flexible when cured and according to Owens Corning, stays adhered as the wood expands and contracts. EnergyComplete is GreenguardThird-party certification program that identifies building products and materials which produce relatively low levels of emissions. GreenGuard is administered by the nonprofit GreenGuard Environmental Institute (GEI). Other GEI programs include the Children & Schools standard, which addresses emission standards for educational facilities, and the GreenGuard for Building Construction Program, a mold risk-reduction program that certifies the design, construction, and ongoing operations of new multifamily and commercial properties. Children & Schools certified for low emissions and with a Class A fire rating, it does not need to be covered. Owens Corning requires It to be used with its batt or blown-in fiberglass insulation products as part of a system, and it is only sold by licensed contractors that have undergone training by the company. Though primarily made from synthetic latex, glycerin, and non-phthalateChemical often added to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and certain other plastics to make them more flexible; some phthalates are considered endocrine disruptors. plasticizers, EnergyComplete contains other proprietary ingredients that GreenSpec couldn't evaluate, including a Proposition 65 chemical.
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Owens Corning has engaged in corporate-wide reporting through the Global Reporting Initiative, so its products get our Information Transparency attribute.
- Greenguard Children & Schools
Manufacturer InformationOwens Corning
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