Green Building LEED Home
HomeGuard is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Ecological accountability concerns everyone in every industry. HomeGuard housewrap is an ecologically friendly choice for several reasons.
- Controls Air Leakage
- Protects Indoor Air Quality
- LEED Home Green Building
With energy costs rising, the economic benefits of energy conservation are well documented. HomeGuard Housewrap is a crucial step in building energy efficient homes and commercial buildings. A properly installed air-barrier housewrap system can significantly increase the heating and cooling efficiency of your home, save you money, and improve indoor air quality.
Controls Air Leakage
According to the United States Department of Energy, air leakage can account for 30 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs. With the HomeGuard Housewrap products, the proper sized mechanical systems can be installed, rather than having to compensate for the air leakage by over-sizing the equipment. HomeGuard Housewrap products enhance the performance of the insulation system and maximizes the efficiency of heating and cooling systems.
A 2005 National Institute of Standards and Technology study indicates that an air barrier system, like HomeGuard HP Plus Housewrap could reduce air leakage by up to 85 percent, and realize a 40 percent savings in natural gas, and a 25 percent savings in electricity. (NISTIR 7238 US DOE June 2005 by S.J. Emmerich, T. McDowell and W. Ains)
Protects Indoor Air Quality
The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) lists protection from pollutants as another benefit of using an air barrier system. HomeGuard Housewrap products can protect from infiltration of outside air that can carry pollens, suspended particulates, odors and even biological contaminates. Thus protecting the quality of indoor air.
LEED Home Green Building
The United State Green Building Council has created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. LEED is a third-party certification program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED-certified buildings are attractive to buyers not only because of growing environmental awareness but also because these building will perform better, more efficiently, which means lower operating costs. HomeGuard Housewrap products may earn your building project LEED certification points in the areas of Innovation and Design, Sustainable Site, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.
Furthermore, HomeGuard Housewrap products are ecologically friendly. No CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons) are used in production. The polyolefin material used for HomeGuard Housewrap is one of the most common and least toxic plastics made and it is recyclable.