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Spray Foam Insulation Reduces Collective Carbon Footprint

Enri Rexhmataj November 07, 2017

 

There is no doubt that the world's climate is changing. We see it in the increased temperatures across the globe as well as the growing number of severe weather events such as tornados, cyclones, hurricanes, etc. Ergo, the earth is warming up, and it is costing us dearly. We are losing a large number species and their habitats, and the chances that sensitive ecosystems will adapt naturally are slight. Furthermore, there is now an overwhelming consensus that global warming is taking place and man is the main cause of the gasses that are producing the greenhouse effect.

The developed world is taking the problem of global warming very seriously and has entered into agreements such as Paris Climate Agreement where all signatories have agreed to reduce the impact of industry, greenhouse gas emissions, as well as our current lifestyle on our climate. Furthermore, even though Canada as a country is a signatory of the Paris Climate Agreement, we can still reduce our carbon footprint on an individual level.

Reducing our Collective Carbon Footprint on the Environement

There are many ways to lessen the impact that we have on the environment. However, before we look at improving the insulation in buildings by using spray foam insulation let’s have a look at a concise definition of what our carbon footprint means and what it consists of:green feet carbon foot print reduced by insulation

TechTarget.com defines a carbon footprint as the "measure of the environmental impact of a particular individual or organisation's lifestyle or operation, measured in units of carbon dioxide." Furthermore, there are two parts to a carbon footprint – the primary footprint is the direct carbon dioxide emissions that we produce as a result of burning fossil fuels. The secondary footprint is made up of the indirect carbon dioxide emissions that are associated with the consumables that we purchase and use on a daily basis.

Improve the Insulation in Buildings with Spray Foam Insulation

In essence, spray foam insulation is a polyurethane plastic foam that is applied to walls, on roofs, around corners, as well on all curved surfaces to form a continuous protection and air sealing barrier. This foam is created on site by mixing specific liquid components together on site. The fluids react very quickly when mixed, expanding on contact to create foam that insulates, seals gaps, and can form moisture and vapour barriers; thus, preventing air from escaping through cracks, seams, and joints.

We are not genetically designed to live in very hot or very cold climates; therefore, we use artificial heating and cooling appliances to keep our indoor environment at an ambient temperature. Needless to say, these appliances such as boilers, furnaces, and air conditioners burn fossil fuels in both a direct and indirect way. Ergo, by increasing the building’s natural insulation, the ambient temperature will be easier to maintain; thus, cutting down on the need to artificially heat or cool the building.

Spray Foam Insulation Experts in Toronto

Spray foam insulation in Toronto is best installed by experts like the professional contractors at Eco Star Insulation. Contact EcoStar Insulation for a quote today toll free at 1 (866) 789 1536 , locally in Toronto at 647-799-3106 or info@ecostarinsulation.ca

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