Expanded Polystyrene – The Sustainable Insulation Solution

This presentation will review the manufacturing process for EPS insulation. Attendees will analyze the environmental advantages of EPS products, such as recyclability and reduction of emissions during production and application. During the course, attendees will learn about the comprehensive strength, flexural strength, dimensional stability, and water absorption requirements of ASTM C578 and the benefits of meeting these requirements.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Define and understand how EPS is manufactured.
  2. Understand ASTM C578, Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation.
  3. Understand key physical properties of EPS: R-value, compressive strength, and moisture absorption.
  4. Understand the different applications of EPS: Roofing, walls, below grade, below slab, geofoam, lightweight void fill, and SIPs.
  5. Learn about the environmental features and benefits of EPS insulation including recyclability, LEED, thermal performance, energy efficiency, global warming reduction, and mold resistance.
Education Content: Advanced
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: EPS602-INSe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH