Ecovative to focus on SIPs with greensulate core

October 14, 2009 § 2 Comments

Greensulate based SIPs

Remember my¬† previous article on Ecovative’s Greensulate product to replace polystyrene? You can check it to see what greensulate is. I then wrote another article on Structural Insulated Panels, SIPs, and expressed my wish to see greensulate be the insulation part in a SIP. I have just ran into a youtube video on how greensulate is made and at the end of the movie my prayers are answered. Hit the link to see the video. « Read the rest of this entry »

Are Structurally Insulated Panels the future of environmental-conscious homes?

January 28, 2009 § 4 Comments

courtesy of www.daviddarling.info

SIP panels, green, fast building, what would you want more? Perhaps even greener SIPs.

In a world that becomes more and more concerned about CO2 emissions, sea-level rising, melting glaciers and so on, constructions are an important contributor to the pollution of the environment. Not only by all of its materials that take huge amounts of energy in the making but also by heat leakage out of insufficient insulated buildings or the poor standards of many of the actual ones. On one hand the companies are to blame for irresponsibility or lack of interest but also authorities because they are not setting compulsory and tight enough standards.

In this medium the SIPs enter the stage carrying a few substantial pluses like « Read the rest of this entry »

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