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by Preston Koerner last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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by Preston Koerner last modified Oct 28, 2010

Colorado-based Ec Manufacturing started making structural insulated panels (SIPs) about a year and a half ago. The company was studying 2009 building code and thinking about how to innovate their products, when someone decided the building industry could use a thermally broken lumber material. That led to the creation of rSTUD. rSTUD is made with laminated veneer lumber and a polyurethane foam bound by a patent-pending structure pack process. The company says the insulated lumber has an R-value of 21....




 

 

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Colorado-based Ec Manufacturing started making structural insulated panels (SIPs) about a year and a half ago.  The company was studying 2009 building code and thinking about how to innovate their products, when someone decided the building industry could use a thermally broken lumber material.  That led to the creation of rSTUD.

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rSTUD is made with laminated veneer lumber and a polyurethane foam bound by a patent-pending structure pack process.  The company says the insulated lumber has an R-value of 21. 

Ec Manufacturing is testing the new product and in talks with companies about manufacturing and distributing.  Pricing is expected to be about $0.87 per linear foot and should become available in the first quarter next year. 

With Passive House and what seems to be a growing interest in insulated, airtight structures, I thought it would be great to hear from readers on the potential advantages and disadvantages, if any, to a product like rSTUD.  Open up below, if you have a thought.

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[+] More info on Insulated Lumber from rSTUD.

Credits: rSTUD.


 

 

 
 
 

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