ARLINGTON, Va. — For the decade ending Dec. 31, 2019, members of the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA), who supply roofing and other building energy efficiency technologies, manufactured and shipped more than 54 billion board feet of polyiso insulation products.

To put it into perspective, this amount of polyiso would rise more than 14.7 miles into the sky if installed to cover the area of one football field. 

“The more than 54 billion board feet of polyiso reflects the resurgence of construction activity since 2010 and an ever-increasing demand for high R-value insulation products that meet today’s standard for energy-efficient buildings,” said Justin Koscher, president of PIMA. “Polyiso manufacturers are trusted partners and provide an energy-efficient solution built on decades of experience and continuous improvement.”

Greg Fantin, chair of PIMA’s Board of Directors and vice president of marketing at Rmax, said that PIMA estimates more than 69% of the U.S. population now lives in cities and jurisdictions that have adopted modern energy codes, which has contributed to the demand for polyiso.

“As the public’s awareness of energy codes and the cost savings improves, demand will grow for products like polyiso insulation that combine excellent thermal and fire performance with other desirable physical properties," Fantin said.

Polyiso insulation provides a higher R-value per inch as compared to other commonly available products, making it ideal for the entire building envelope of commercial and residential buildings. PIMA serves as the voice of the rigid polyiso industry, with polyiso being one of North America's most widely-used and cost-effective insulation products.