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Development of Ultra High R-Value Envelope Using Vacuum Panel Technology

Newport Ventures will evaluate the potential to make metal buildings more energy efficient by researching the market for a high R-value vacuum insulation product adhered to metal wall or roof panels. Newport Ventures, NanoPore (a MAI manufacturer),and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will investigate promising applications and possible manufacturers identified by the Metal Buildings Manufacturer Association (MBMA) and other relevant industry associations across NYS. Research will be conducted with respect to the optimum profile of the metal panel, method and material for adhesion, edge and seam detailing, fastening method, and trim pieces.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Program Area: 
R&D - Buildings Research
Project Manager: 
Robert Carver
Scope
Funded Performer: 
Newport Ventures, Inc.
Agreement Total: 
$0
Match Total: 
$0
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Technology
Technology Type: 
Enclosure
Sub-Technology Type: 
Enclosure - Wall Insulation
New or Existing: 
New
DR Focus?: 
No
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
City: 
Schenectady
State: 
New York