Is There a Place for Vacuum Insulation in our Buildings?
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Author name: Alex Wilson Blog Category: Energy Solutions GreenSpec Insights For insulating our buildings, vacuum insulation panels may not be cost-effective, but they will become common in other applications Microtherm's vacuum insulation panel, with a microporous substrate covered with an impermeable aluminum skin. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Microtherm I’ve recently worked on revising the BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation Products and Practices (available as part of a webcast), so I’ve been steeped in all sort of insulation materials, including some oddball products. One of those is vacuum insulation—operating on the same principle as a Thermos bottle. Vacuum insulation is a great idea—in theory. To understand why, it helps to know a bit about heat flow. read more