Utilizing aerogel insulation technology developed by NASA - the highest insulating material in existence - Thermablok® is a highly efficient, aerogel-based insulating material that breaks conductive "thermal bridging" and can increase the overall wall R-value by more than 40 percent. Aerogel, also referred to as "frozen smoke," has been difficult to adapt to most uses because of its fragility. The patented Thermablok material overcomes this by using a unique fiber to suspend a proprietary formula of aerogel so that it can be bent or compressed while still retaining its amazing insulation properties. Now available to the building industry, just one, 3/8-inch x 1½-inch (6.25mm x 38mm) strip of Thermablok added to each stud before hanging drywall is all that is needed to tackle thermal bridging and achieve maximum R-factor value. Thanks to its hydrophobic properties, Thermablok will not age, mold, or mildew. Thermablok is environmentally safe and recyclable.
Hacker Industries, Inc. has an ongoing commitment to our environment. We have been using recycled content, since the first bag of FIRM-FILL® Gypsum Concrete was shipped thirty years ago. That commitment informs the decisions that we have made not just in the formulation of our products, but in the sound mats that we use and in the policies of our corporate headquarters. We intend to continue to make enviromentally friendly decisions for the next thirty years.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ signifies U.S. Green Building Council’s endeavor to provide a national rating system for developing sustainable building designs and construction. These guidelines help create "green buildings” by using natural resources without destroying the ecological equilibrium. Keene can help you achieve LEED Credits, contact us today to learn more.
Maxxon's underlayment and sound control mats are now ALWAYS "Green". In today's building market, architects, designers, and building owners alike want solutions that offer superior performance and make environmental sense. Maxxon Underlayments offer the complete package, environmentally friendly with fast installation and drying time, and also may contribute toward earning points for LEED® project certification. Maxxon's Underlayments are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified... the most stringent product emission criteria in the market. Maxxon's Acousti-Mat® II, Enkasonic®, and Acousti-Mat® 3 are now always offered with 40% pre-consumer recycled content and are GREENGUARD Children & Schools certified. Covered with a GREENGUARD-certified Maxxon underlayment, the Acousti-Mat systems are the ultimate in green-friendly sound control solutions! Maxxon Corporation is a founding member of the Mississippi Headwaters Chapter of the USGBC.
Noble sheet membranes contain an average of 11% of post-industrial scrap. During the manufacturing process, reclaimable sheet material is reintroduced into the production system and is made into new product. Other scrap membrane is utilized by our marketing department for use as promotional product samples. Noble Company also manufactures ready-to-tile shower accessories, such as Niches, Benches and Curbs, that are made from polystyrene. 100% of the scrap material from the manufacturing process of these products is repurposed or recycled and returned to our local supplier. Other recycling practices in our manufacturing processes include: water used in the manufacturing process of Noble sheet membranes, oil from production equipment, and materials from dust collectors.
Sto manufactures several products that help reduce a building's overall impact on the environment and thus can contribute to a project's ability to earn points toward LEED certification. Sto offers coatings, waterproofing materials, repair mortars and surface preparation products that can be used to restore surfaces of many types, including masonry, cement block, and even painted surfaces. For a more extensive makeover, StoTherm™ Insulated Wall Claddings can also be applied over most surfaces, providing a new look with the added benefit of increased energy efficiency.