BCMC Build Embraces High Performance
German chemical giant BASF developed and recently brought to market a high-performance wall system that combines three of the company’s insulation products:
• Neopor, a graphite-enhanced, rigid foam insulation for moisture control inside wall cavities.
• Walltite HP+, a closed-cell, spray-applied polyurethane that provides both strength and energy efficiency.
• Enershield, an exterior air- and water-resistant barrier.
This wall system was used in one of the two 2015 BCMC Build homes (shown here without the field-applied spray polyurethane). By installing monitoring instrumentation, an energy performance comparison will be conducted over the coming year between the BASF wall and the prescriptive code wall system used in the other home.