Ohio middle school plugs leaks with SPF insulation
The focus of Maple Heights (Ohio) City School District’s sustainability initiative was to reduce operational costs by saving energy. When building the new 130,000-sf Milkovich Middle School, the district opted for BaySeal Closed-Cell spray polyurethane foam from Bayer MaterialScience to eliminate energy leaks in the building envelope. Energy Shield Inc., construction manager Heery Intl., and masonry subcontractor Crowe Masonry applied the foam to the building’s 60,000 sf of perimeter masonry walls to form an R-14 seal that meets Air Barrier Association of America’s standards. The project helped Energy Shield win an award from the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance.