How can using Spray Foam Insulation Reduce your Carbon Footprint?

Spray foam insulation is the go-to insulant for residential, commercial and industrial insulation projects. Due to its vastly superior benefits in thermal resistance, water impermeable, soundproofing and more, spray foam has emerged as one of the best insulants available on the market today. However, what should also be highlighted is the eco-friendly and sustainable implications that using spray foam insulation can have. When you invest in spray foam, whether that may be open-cell or closed-cell, you are becoming more environmentally friendly and reducing your carbon footprint for years to come.

Icynene Spray Foam Insulation

While there are many forms of spray foam insulation available, one brand that is highly recommended is Icynene. So how environmentally friendly is Icynene foam?

On application alone, Icynene spray foam does not use any harmful toxins. It does not contain common insulation chemicals such as formaldehyde chemicals, toxic chemicals or harmful gases. Icynene, unlike other various other polyurethane foams, is free from these chemicals which provides the best insulation option for preventing global warming reducing your carbon footprint. Additionally, we can assess the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of insulants to see how much of an affect the products have on the environment. Icynene spray foam insulation has a GWP of 1, this makes it one of the most sustainable insulants that can be used for your home or commercial projects.

In addition to GWP, insulants are given an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) to assess the affect insulants have on the ozone. Again, Icynene spray foam scores extremely well with 0, meaning Icynene spray foam does not contribute to the depletion of the ozone.

Icynene foam insulation is AMICA certified, this certification was issued by the European Associations for Chronic Toxic Injury, proving that the insulant releases zero harmful toxins.

About Icynene Foam Insulation

Icynene constantly contributes to sustaining the environment and to creating a better world. Everyday, around 8 million pieces of plastic end up in the oceans and 2000 plastic water bottles are used every second. Therefore, in order to help combat this Icynene practice:

- Closed-cell foam insulation drums contain over 3,000 recycled bottles.
- Every closed-cell foam drum sale, Icynene plants 5 trees in a national forest.
- Reduce energy consumption through thermal insulation of spray foam.

Sustainable Living

Reduce Carbon Footprint

The benefits of spray foam as an insulant can help homeowners and property owners alike, reduce their carbon footprint every year. The insulant, both closed-cell and open-cell can significantly reduce your reliance on heating and cooling properties, due to its thermal insulation capabilities. Open-cell’s airy composition and closed-cell’s low U-value provide specifically efficient methods to using less heating and cooling. In turn, due to relying less on energy consumption, you reduce your carbon emission output every month and every year.


Many types of insulations are known to cause irritation to human skin, through rashes, itching and more, handling insulation can be a health concern if not done right. However, with Icynene spray foam insulation, it has been trialled and approved safe for humans and even for animals. Moreover, the insulant helps minimise dust, pollen, toxins and more from entering your property, which further benefits homeowners who suffer with respiratory problems such as asthma. Spray foam insulation is deemed safe from the moment the project is completed, and with a rapid installation process, this will not take long. Improve and enhance your quality of life with spray foam insulation.

Eco Spray Foam Systems

At Eco Spray Foam Systems, we want to not only provide the best insulation available on the market, but the safest. Using our Icynene spray foam product, you will get the benefits of saving money on insulation, perfectly insulating your home to conserve heat in the winter months, soundproof areas of your property and, importantly, reduce your carbon footprint. An investment into spray foam is an investment in your property, you can even achieve a great Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating by having effective spray foam installed.

We are your local safe insulation installers, providing eco-friendly solutions in homes, buildings and more with decades of experience. Contact us today on 0203 411 5188 to learn more and receive your free consultation.