As newer standards and stricter codes call for more environmentally friendly and energy efficient buildings, IPS panels help meet these requirements:
IPS panels qualify as continuous insulation (ci) where required by the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1. Continuous insulation is a product that runs continuously over structural members and is free from significant thermal bridging.
Having been tested for air infiltration, IPS panels have the ability to function as Continuous Air Barriers (CABs) with their unique self-sealing side joints when properly detailed and installed.
Using IPS panels mitigates thermal drift, a degradation of R-values over time. Thermal drift is a prevalent factor when using un-faced polyisocyanurate rigid board insulation, which can lose up to 20 percent* of its R-value within two years. Because the foam faces are covered with impermeable steel skins, IPS panels will keep a constant R-value for twenty or more years.
The high R-values of IPS panels offer optimized energy performance and reduced energy consumption. This results in smaller emissions of greenhouse gases and reductions in energy costs. IPS panels can provide more than 5 percent cost savings on your energy bill over traditional systems. Furthermore, the lower peak gains experienced when using IMPs can greatly reduce the required capacity of your HVAC system, resulting in up-front cost savings.
All of IPS’s interior and exterior single-skin panels are comprised of 25 to 35 percent recycled content and are virtually 100 percent recyclable.
IPS insulated roof panels are also available in a wide variety of Cool Roof colors, providing energy savings and reducing a building’s cooling loads. Cool metal roofing also helps mitigate urban heat islands (UHI).
*Based on ASHRAE 90.1 value (R=5.6 per inch) versus typical manufacturer’s claim (R=7 per inch).