P2000 Isulates Newly Renovated School

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“We bought and moved our factory into a former school building in March 2006. The building is 20,500 sq ft. in size, of which 14,000 is heated, the balance is cold warehouse storage. We have installed 1 inch P2000 to most of the ceiling in the heated area, and as the two photos show, there is an extreme difference where the P2000 has been installed (left photo). These photos were taken just minutes apart. The photo on the right is of the uninsulated area. We have had a lot of snow this winter, as you can see. The last snowfall was about two weeks before these photos were taken.

With the P2000 on the ceiling and a new energy efficient heating system, we have cut our heating costs by two-thirds, a significant part of that being the P2000. Installation is so easy, we used a spray adhesive to hold the sheets in place and then added a few screws. All of the installation was done by myself and three of my female employees.

We needed to replace 33 ft of exterior wall in which we also used 1in. P2000. The wall is a 2 x 4 frame with metal siding on the exterior, inside is 1 inch P2000 and 1/2 in gyproc. This is the warmest wall in the whole building. This is a fantastic product. We are so impressed, our company has become a sales outlet for P2000″.
Q Weinberger – Canora SK

P2000 Insulation Block Wall System – Exterior Application

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Building: Block Wall Construction
Function: Workshop
Product: 1” P2000 WPR
Location: Saskatchewan
Test Year: 2007

Background:
Conventional thinking leads us to believe that foil faced insulations will only perform on the warm side of a concrete wall. However, P2000 has been installed successfully on the cold side of concrete walls in a variety of building structures with impressive results. In December of 2007, a test was conducted to verify the effectiveness of P2000 on the exterior of a block wall under winter conditions.

Description:
A 4’ x 8’ sheet of 1” WPR P2000 was applied to a section of block wall using minimal fasteners.The goal was to produce a side by side comparison between the insulated and bare wall portions using infrared thermal imaging to monitor wall temperature.

Findings:
• Both exterior and interior temperature profiles indicate that the transfer of heat through the block wall was significantly reduced using only 1” P2000
• The exterior surface temperature of the P2000 sheet was approximately the same as the air, indicating minimal heat loss in this area. Conversely, the bare block wall was approximately 6 oC warmer than the air, indicating significant heat loss.
• The interior wall area opposite the P2000 is several degrees warmer than the bare block wall area. This indicates a significantly lower heat loss when P2000 is applied.
• The temperature between the P2000 and the block wall was approximately 12 oC higher than the surrounding wall temperature, indicating a substantial resistance to heat flow at the interface of the P2000 and the wall.

P2000 Insulates a Block Wall System – Infrared Tells the Tale

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Building: Block Wall Construction
Function: Machine Shop
Product: 1” P2000 WPR
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Test Year: 2007

Background:
In June of 2007, the owner of an auto supply company approached P2000 about options to insulate the new roofing system at their auto parts supply store. The success of that project led to a field trial of P2000 on a wall of the client’s machine shop building, which was a block wall construction.

Description:
1” WPR P2000 was applied to the upper portion of the block wall using minimal fasteners, with the lower portion left bare. The goal was to produce a side by side comparison between the insulated and bare wall portions using Infrared thermal imaging to monitor wall temperature.

Findings:
• Both exterior and interior temperature profiles indicate that the transfer of heat through he block wall was significantly reduced with only 1” P2000
• Conversely, the un-insulated portion of the wall was several degrees cooler than the room on the inside, and several degrees warmer than the air on the outside. This indicates significant heat losses.

P2000 Insulation Used in a Walk-In Freezer Retrofit Application

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Before P2000: Freezer would not keep ice cream frozen

After P2000: Temperature Now Easily Maintained Well Below 0º F

The Challenge
A contractor needed to re-insulate under a walk-in freezer. The freezer had extruded foam board under the concrete that had absorbed moisture to the point of saturation. As a result, the store owner had a difficult time keeping the freezer temperature at 0oF. To make matters worse, the saturated insulation subsequently froze when the freezer reached a temperature of 0º F and heaved the concrete floor, causing extensive cracking and break up. Now it would have to be repaired ….. this time properly.

The Solution
• Remove extremely heavy, saturated pink board
• Remove old concrete and mud as well as frozen and wet earth
• Install river rock to desired depth
• Install 3 layers of 1” RPR P2000 followed by 1 layer of 1” WPR P2000
• Install proper depth of concrete
• Install 1” RPR P2000 On Walls and ceiling followed by a layer of 1” WPR P2000

The Results
• Low freezer temperatures easily maintained
• “A Very Happy Store Owner”

P2000 Insulation Integral in Building a Near Zero Energy Home

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“The most energy efficient home of over 20,000 independently tested”

Building: Solarium Style Home
Type of Heat: Geo-Thermal/Passive Solar
Product: 1” RPR P2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Year: 2006

Background:
Many EnergyStar homes are conventional in design and construction, adding some extra insulation and a few features like programmable thermostats to qualify them for an EnergyStar minimum rating. Beehive Builders set out to design a home from the ground up, focusing on energy efficiency. As a supplier of Green Build and energy efficient building products, Polysteel selected P2000 to insulate the ceilings and crawl space in Beehive Builder’s 3200 ft2 Solarium house project.

Building Features
• High Tech windows let in heat in the winter and block out UV rays
• Heat from the sun is stored in the floor & walls of the solarium and radiates throughout the home
• A geothermal system provides cheap and efficient heat as well as air conditioning
• Water is preheated geothermally, and supplemented by an instantaneous hot water system

Super Insulated Walls & Ceilings
• Systems designed to hold heat in and eliminate drafts
• 1” P2000 RPR used on all ceilings
• 1” P2000 RPR used in crawl space as well as bonus room
• Walls: PolySteel ICF foam block concrete forms

Superior Performance:
• An Independent energy audit showed the home to have one of the highest energy efficiency ratings ever recorded in tests of over 20000 homes in Pa, NJ, NY, and Del..
• The home scored an astonishing 49 on the new EnergyStar HERS Rating System.
• An Independent energy audit estimated annual heating costs at < $300, and A/C costs < $200, thanks to the geothermal heating/cooling system.

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