Waterloo, Ontario - A LEED-certified hospital in Canada has used spray foam insulation to help improve energy efficiency.
Polyurethane Foam Systems said an estimated 80 drum sets of its Polarfoam Soya were used for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design) project.
Installation of the foam at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, Canada began in 2010, and lasted for three months. The highest point sprayed was 80 ft (24.4 m), the Ontario-based foam and related equipment supplier said.
"It's always good to see and record the building envelope evolving. We know that patients and staff working in this hospital environment are housed in one of the most advanced and modern structures of our time," Polyurethane Foam Systems said, in a 9 Feb statement.
"Since this is a LEED-certified project, we know that the builders have upheld the highest standards of environmentally friendly practices throughout the job."
LEED is an internationally recognised certificate for measuring building sustainability. LMH