The project has been approved and is underway.
The project focuses on using vacuum insulation panel (VIP) based pre-fabricated envelope systems that can achieve R26-29 and R49 for walls and roofs, respectively.
The projected cost of VIPs at mass production is in the same range as foam insulations (especially on a $/ft2/R-value basis). The VIP-based envelope systems developed in this project utilizes advanced air sealing technologies. This improves the air tightness and moisture durability of manufactured homes and reduces the air infiltration.
Key Project Members
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Frontier Energy, Inc.
Intertek Testing Services NA Inc.
Institute of Gas Technology dba GTI Energy
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)
Utilization Technology Development
Huber Technology, Inc.