Mushroom® Insulation from Ecovative Design

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Ecovative is a material science company committed to working with industry and consumers to rid the world of toxic, unsustainable materials. The company uses mycelium (mushroom “roots”) to bond together agricultural byproducts like corn stalks into a material that can replace plastic foam. They have been selling their Mushroom Materials to big companies to help them replace Styrofoam and other plastic foam packaging material. Continue reading

Insulated Structural Wall System from Omni Block

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Omni Block is a sustainable, insulated “stand-alone” structural wall system that is energy efficient and easy-to-install. The block is a patented insulated cementitious masonry unit combining the benefits of indigenous aggregates and Expanded Polystyrene. It does not require furring strips, additional insulation, or sheet rock to complete the wall, even though numerous finishes may be added for aesthetic purposes. Continue reading

GFP Insulation from Fi-Foil

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Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed GFP thermal insulation technology. Fi-Foil licensed this GFP technology and now holds the exclusive licensing rights for use in residential and commercial insulation applications. The GFP technology consists of multiple, honeycombed layers of thin, low-e metalized aluminum that are baffled with polymer chambers enveloped by a sealed barrier and filled with either air or a low-conductivity gas. Continue reading

iForm ICFs from Reward Wall Systems

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The Reward Wall Systems iForm product line offers the most innovative ICFs in the industry. The thick concrete core of insulated concrete forms keeps air where it should be keeping interior temperatures stay steady throughout the year which in turn reduces heating and cooling costs. When compared to a conventionally built wall their ICFs produce a stronger concrete wall, tighter building envelope and a more efficient system. Continue reading