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Building Insulation

Last Updated: 03/07/18 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

Insulation made from recovered materials is available for thermal insulating applications. The product is available in several forms including rolls, loose-fill and spray foam. Insulation also can include a range of recovered materials such as glass, slag, paper fiber and plastics.

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Product Type

Procurement Info

Where to Buy

Cellulose Loose-Fill and Spray-On
Glass Fiber Reinforced
Perlite Composite Board
  • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirement AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
  • Statutory Requirement
  • CPG CPG View sample contract language
  • (23% postconsumer paper)
  • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
  • (choose one)
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified
  • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
  • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
  • OR
  • Specification
    Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

  • For additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
Phenolic Rigid Foam
Plastic Insulating Foam for Residential and Commercial Construction
Plastic, Non-Woven Batt
Rigid Foam
Rock Wool
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Additional Guidance

Compliant products not listed in GSA Advantage! may be available for federal purchase under GSA Schedule 51 V SINs 105 001 & 105 002 by visiting approved hardware stores in person or purchasing through the product catalogs of approved vendors.  

According to BioPreferred, plastic insulating foam for residential and commercial construction are spray-in-place plastic foam products designed to provide a sealed thermal barrier for residential or commercial construction applications.

BioPreferred maintains an electronic product catalog listing products that either 1. are eligible for preferred federal procurement, or 2. have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.

Building Insulation certified under UL2818 GreenGuard may be available from contractors on the following GSA Multiple Award Schedules:

  • Schedule 56 SINs 563 4 and 563 29
  • Schedule 51V SINs 105 001 and 105 002


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