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					BioBased® 501w Insulation

BACKGROUND
BioBased® 501w Insulation is a water blown, two part, open cell, bio-based spray
applied, polyurethane foam having a nominal density of 0.5 lb/ft3.
MasterFormat Number(s): 07 21 29, 07 21 00
http://www.greenformat.com/products/265-BioBased-501w-Insulation

Manufacturer:
BioBased® Family of Companies
1475 W. Cato Springs Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
info@biobased.net
http://www.biobased.net/dealers/find.php/
(800) 803-5189(main)

Distribution Channels:
Other



PRODUCT DETAILS
2.1 SUSTAINABLE STANDARDS AND
CERTIFICATIONS

2.2 SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
2.2.07 Thermal and Moisture Protection
Thermal conductivity or overall R-value
Test Standard: ASTM C518
Results: R-3.8 @ 1"; R-13 @ 3.5"; R-20 @ 5.5"; R-28 @ 7.5"; R-37 @ 10"

2.2.99 Additional Product Performance
List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance
rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.)
Characteristic: Criteria for fungi resistance
Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): C 1338
Results (value,units): Pass
List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance
rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.)
Characteristic: Air Leakage (2"x 4" wall @ 75 PA)
Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): E283
Results (value,units): <0.02L/s/m^2

List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance
rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.)
Characteristic: Water Vapor Permeability @ 5.5"
Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): E 96
Results (value,units): 6.1 perms

List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance
rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.)
Characteristic: Flamespread Index @ 4"
Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): E 84
Results (value,units): </- 25

List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance
rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.)
Characteristic: Smoke Developed Index @ 4"
Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): E 84
Results (value,units):

2.3 SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITION OF PRODUCT
2.3.1 Composition
List the primary materials in a representative sample of the reported product.
(List actual material - not trade name)
Confidential Data

2.3.2 Toxicity
Does the product contain any California Proposition 65 chemicals?
No

Is the MSDS and/or a list of toxics available on company website?
Yes

2.3.3 Recycled Content
Does the product contain any recycled content material?
No



PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE
3.1 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
3.1 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
Has this product, or any product in the product category, gone through a life
cycle assessment (LCA)?
Yes
System Used (Please describe the LCA process used as clearly as possible; for
example: a process LCA using SimaPro or a hybrid LCA that used GaBi and
EIO-LCA).: BEEs; In-House

Was the LCA third-party verified?
No
Company performing the LCA: In-House

Is there other relevant LCA data, for example, pertaining to a major constituent
material? (In some cases a trade association or other entity may have conducted
an industry average LCA on a common material. Please note if this is the case,
and also if there are ways in which the process used for this product significantly
deviates from that generic LCA.)
No
System Used: BEES; In-House
Material or Product: Product

Is an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) available for this product, or
any products in this category? (An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
provides Life Cycle Information in a standardized format as described generally
by ISO 14025, and specifically for building products by ISO 21930.)
No

 MANUFACTURER COMMENTS

3.2 MATERIAL EXTRACTION AND
TRANSPORTATION
3.2.1 Regional Materials
Location(s) of manufacturing facility(s) producing the reported product
City, State/Province, Zip, Country: Houston
City, State/Province, Zip, Country: Texas
City, State/Province, Zip, Country: 77040

3.2.2 Supply Chain
What approximate percent of materials and/or assemblies by weight are sourced
from ISO 14001 certified suppliers?
don't know
How has the company worked with suppliers on reducing the environmental
footprint of your supply chain?
Evaluation of embodied of raw materials

3.3 MANUFACTURING
3.3.1 Manufacturing and Support Facilities
Does the company maintain ISO 14001 registration for some or all
manufacturing facilities, including international locations?
none

Does the company generate energy on-site from renewable resources?
No

Does the company purchase any thermal energy or electricity from renewable
sources? (for electricity this refers to sources that meet the Center for Resource
Solutions Green-e Energy National Standard)
No

3.3.2 Manufacturing Process
Does the company report greenhouse gas emissions?
Is the company listed on The Climate Registry, and/or is GHG reporting done
according to a recognized protocol?: (a) listed on The Climate Registry

3.4 CONSTRUCTION
3.4.2 Installation
Accessories: Identify accessory items (adhesives, fasteners, tapes, etc.) required
to install product and describe in the comment field any impact on the
sustainable performance of the product.
none

3.5 FACILITY OPERATIONS
3.5.1 Product Lifespan
What is the expected lifespan of the product?
100 years

What is the maximum length of manufacturer's warranty?
Life-Time

Does the product have an extended life, based on improved durability as
defined by ISO 14021?
Yes
3.6 DECONSTRUCTION / RECYCLING PHASE
3.6.2 Product Reuse
Is the entire product reusable?
Yes

3.6.3 Product Recycling / Disposal
Is the product currently being recycled into another product?
No



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
4.1 STEWARDSHIP
4.1 Stewardship
Are any of the company's buildings/sites certified under a green building rating
system?
Yes
Identify which certification: USGBC LEED
Identify level of certification achieved: LEED SILVER

What awards and recognition has the company achieved or received for its
environmental stewardship?
2008 Green Log Home and Lifestyle Award in the insulation category; 2007 Named
"Top 100 Products" by Residential Design and Build Magazine; 2006 BioBased
Insulation Named Outstanding Environmental Business, Sierra Club of Arkansas;
2005 Named "Top 10 Products" by Rural Builder Magazine; 2005 Named "Top 100
Products" by Residential Architecture Magazine; BioBased Insulation Named "Top
Seven Energy Efficient Innovation" Smart Homeowner Magazine

4.2 TRANSPARENCY OF INFORMATION
4.2 Transparency of Information
Is the environmental information reported in this form available on the website?
Yes

Does the company have an environmental policy or sustainability plan available
on its website?
No

Does the company produce a corporate sustainability report for public review?
No
Are the ingredients or materials that comprise the product fully disclosed on
product packaging or in materials accompanying the product?
No

 MANUFACTURER COMMENTS

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CSI or GreenFormat "approval," "certification," "verification," or any other third-party review or
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