The data was derived from a study that calculated the resources used and emissions produced in the manufacturing and delivery of EPS foam insulation. The study concluded that EPS insulation will reduce a building’s energy consumption to an extent that far outweighs the environmental impact of manufacturing the building material.

The study was conducted by Franklin Associates, which provides LCA and Solid Waste Management consulting services.

Read the Reuters article on the EPS research

Read the EPS Molders Association press release here:

EPS Molders Press Release