Caring for the environment is important to Benchmark Foam. Our expanded polystyrene (EPS) products are used in building envelope applications essential to achieving energy savings in new construction and building renovations.
Energy efficiency, interior environmental quality and recyclability makes EPS a green building material. Capable of maintaining strength, insulation and moisture resistant qualities in above and below-ground applications makes EPS a good choice.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Applying LEED rating systems and qualification standards, contractors can improve existing structures or build new LEED certified, energy efficient buildings. EPS products contribute to LEED green building credit requirements. Rigid foam board insulation is also approved by the federal ENERGY STAR program.
Moisture, mold & mildew resistant
EPS naturally repels water. It does not contain sugar, a substance that sustains mold and mildew. Both these factors contribute to improved interior environmental quality.
Maintains long-term, stable R-values
Efficient use of EPS can eliminate air leaks and block thermal shorts. R-value does not deteriorate over time. Stop air leaks, drafts and heat loss by using EPS for home envelope sealing and insulation.
Because EPS can be continuously melted and reformed, it's a prime candidate for recycling. We accept clean, dry, post-consumer EPS that we remanufacture into eps360™, a 100% recycled product. (For bulk recycling, please call us at 800-658-3444 or 605-886-8084 for additional information.)