The Extruded Polystyrene Foam Association (XPSA), a trade association of the industry’s manufacturers, partnered with the NAHB Research Center to publish informative, online resources about extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation in foundation applications.

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The Extruded Polystyrene Foam Association (XPSA), a trade association of the industry’s manufacturers, partnered with the NAHB Research Center to publish informative, online resources about extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation in foundation applications.

An online bulletin and web-site sections are geared to help residential builders learn practical information about energy-saving XPS in below-grade applications. The value of the information is that it features peer-vetted information associated with aspects of XPS in foundation applications (basements, crawl spaces and slab on grade). It includes tips and guidance related to real-world demonstrations and results, code compliance, energy efficiency, and cost savings, to name a few.

NAHB Research Center’s Web site, “Toolbase.org” brings this information into the residential building and construction marketplace and helps home builders and specifiers concerned with achieving energy efficiency below-grade. “The effort effectively educates about relevant industry issues and proper installation techniques for XPS use in below grade applications - and may be especially helpful where cost savings and energy efficiency are concerned,” states Susan Strong, Executive Director of the XPSA. “Within these peer-reviewed bulletins from the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) coordinated by HUD and from the NAHB Research Center, we’re able to consolidate a lot of helpful information into a format that builders, contractors and architects can easily reference as an on site building tool.” The information is found at two locations on www.toolbase.org. For more information, call 800-978-9772 or visit www.xpsa.com.