|Foam core structural bldg panels||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MartyR707 (MartyR707aol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 21:25:36 -0600|
Thanks for the comments, opinions, etc in response to my questions about foam core bldg panels. I have a number of technical documents that seem to dispute some of the fears I have seen here. If by outgassing, you are referring to formaldehyde, these studies claim there is less form. emission than in normal atmospheric conditions and below levels set by HUD. They also claim EPS is clean for burning as waste and is non-toxic when burned. Regarding energy savings that were mentioned, this particular company (R-Control, which has built in Japan) claims a home built with their product will save enough energy to save 2-3 tons of CO2 emissions/yr. into our atmosphere compared to a wood stick house. Over a 30 yr. life, it will save 60-90 tons of co2 into the atmosphere. They also claim to be virtually earthquake proof (very important to us here in Calif.) and show pictures of panel homes in Kobe Japan still standing while surrounded by devastation. There's lots more, I'm not giving up yet. (I'm sending a copy of this to our architect hoping for a response.) Marty Roberts, Jewell Hill LLC P.S. I'd still love to hear from someone who's actually built or seen one of these homes.
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