Hillsdale, New Jersey - SealRite Spray Foam have provided polymer roofing and soya-based spray foam insulation for the development of the first LEED Platinum-certified residence in New Jersey, US. LEED is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for green buildings, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
The New Jersey home was developed in response to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's energy plan, which calls for 30 percent of homes in New Jersey to use renewable, energy efficient resources by 2020, SealRite said 31 Dec.
The company claims its spray foam insulation provides a complete air seal in the roof and walls to reduce heat loss and lower energy bills by up to 50 percent. SealRite's sales and marketing manager, Anzhelika Ronis, added that the insulation operated by capitalising on solar energy to keep the home's heating and cooling systems operating at minimum levels.
"Green building is not a trend that has passed or part of the distant future, but a current responsibility which homeowners and builders should embrace for both its cost-effectiveness and positive influence on the environment," added Ronis. (RD)