Company Develops One-Inch Thick Insulation with R-50 Value
Originally published by the following source: PR Log — October 7, 2016
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R-50 Systems, LLC, launched a new-to-market, 1″ thick vacuum-sealed, patented and certified R-50 value insulation. This high-performance product not only delivers government mandated R-values in the slimmest profile ever, but it is a green, sustainable, ultra-thin insulation solution with measurable advantages over alternative products.
Conventional insulation requires thicknesses of up to 15″ to reach an R-Value of 50. R-50 Systems'
Rich-E-Board™ provides this same R value at 1″. The ultra-thin, lightweight design decreases costs of building modifications and structural retrofits, while creating more usable space for living and/or operations. Because Rich-E-Board is cut-to-spec, it can be used in any and all building and wall applications with little wasted material.
Rich-E-Board's total cost of ownership and installation is far less than that of traditional insulation. Although the upfront rates per square foot of alternative products are lower, R-50 Systems has cut the total costs of 100,000 sq. ft. projects by more than 20%.
Rich-E-Board™ is 99% recyclable, reusable, and reclaimable, reducing the amount of landfill waste by over 8 times. GSA simulations have shown that this product can reduce electric and gas bills by 8% and 10%, respectively.
"Our vision was to solve the dilemma of high R-value mandates and the limitations posed by space constraints, which we have more than achieved," says Joanne Collins, President and CEO of R-50 Systems, LLC. "Rich-E-Board is without a doubt a better way of envisioning, planning, and constructing a building."
Contractors, architects, building owners, and government decision-makers have specified Rich-E-Board for universities, courthouses, medical centers, and other commercial buildings.