Value Engineering Building Envelopes for Horry County Schools With Closed Cell Foam = Increased Energy Efficiency & Cost Savings

Commercial Spray Foam InsulationEnergy One America & Joyner Masonry together with Meton/TA Loving applied closed cell spray foam insulation to the exterior of 4 new, state-of-the-art, high performance, positive energy schools.

The design team of SfL+a as lead architect, design-builder First Floor Energy Positive, Mozingo+Wallace Architects for the exterior design and Stantec for the interiors has collaborated to incorporate the latest and best building materials, technologies and designs to make Horry County Schools the model for sustainable schools now and for the future.

“To be working on this team to build new state-of-the-art schools that will be high-performance, environmentally healthy and feature energy-positive building systems is a great honor for all of us at Energy One America” stated John Kish, VP of Commercial Sales.

Energy One America is the largest building envelope and spray foam insulator in the southeast with over 120 trained employees, new state-of-the-art equipment, that is fully insured and bondable throughout the US. Energy One America performs turn-key installations of all building envelope products on Universities, K-12, Medical, Multi-Family, Industrial, Hospitality, Corporate, and Government buildings throughout the east coast. Headquartered in Charleston, SC with locations Bluffton, SC Energy One America has been recognized as one of South Carolina’s Fastest Growing Companies 2012, 2014, and 2016, 2015 Best Places to Work in South Carolina and 2015 abaa Award for Excellence. For information about Energy One America please call 843-388-6260 

Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Replaces Rigid Board On Clemson’s Core Campus Project

Commercial Spray Foam InsulationClemson University’s LEED Silver-Core Campus Center meets the highest standards regarding Green Building and Energy Efficient design. An elementary design feature is a state-of-the-art Building Envelope that provides a moisture and air infiltration barrier, as well as providing the required insulation value to exceed the current Energy Code.

Energy One America and Old North State Masonry suggested the closed-cell spray foam insulation alternative to the design team of Whiting-Turner and (name of architect) during the value engineering stage of the project. Spray foam insulation is becoming a preferred exterior air barrier, moisture barrier and insulation alternative to rigid board for numerous reasons.

Technically, Exterior Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation:

  • Fully integrates with all window, door and transitions flashing systems
  • Forms a fully adhered seamless membrane that bridges and seals construction gaps and holes around penetrations
  • Provides the highest R-value per unit thickness of any commercially available material
  • Provides energy code required Air Barrier
  • Provides an effective Water Barrier
  • And a Moisture Vapor Retarder

Practically, Exterior Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation:

  • Can be applied in in one application which maximizes construction schedules
  • Saves nearly 30% of the Cost of Rigid Foam and Air Barrier Systems
  • Saves 50% of the Time of Rigid Foam and Air Barrier Systems
  • Saves over 30% on future Energy Costs
  • Reduces the HVAC Equipment Sizing Requirements
  • Provides Insurance Savings (in most locations)

Energy One America is our country’s leading commercial and residential provider of building envelope and energy efficient building solutions. Energy One America has the largest team of fully trained installers that specializes in air barrier, spray foam insulation, crawl space insulation, and mold prevention.

For more information about Commercial Spray Foam Systems from Energy One America, please contact us at 888-907-3090 or at