This video clip will show a moderate house being built in Oklahoma. The interesting “back story” to this video is that the house being shown is the 3rd unit in a small sub-division of less than a dozen homes. The Crew is made up of mostly Ranch and Farm hands, none of whom had ever built a complete home. This work was being done in the winter in OK, with sub-freezing temperatures common as well as high winds.
This video clip will show a Commercial / Light Industrial building being built with a blend of Pre-Engineered Steel, specifically the Standing Seam Roof, and SCIPs for the Walls. This project was ready for Occupancy on Day 18, after the video begins with the arrival of the SCIPs panels on the site. The Slab-on-Grade had already been placed.
This video clip shows a variety of Walls and Fences constructed of SCIPs. A point of particular interest is that the “Go Walls” (a Marketing moniker) can be built with very different surfaces on the opposite faces. This allows neighbors on opposite sides of the walls to have a different surface on their respective sides of the wall.
Blue Planet Building Panels™ (BP2 ™) are the “greenest” building product with the highest rated LEED™ score for structural products in the United States. Recycled material content is 40% by weight and 60% by volume and all waste is 100% recyclable. BP2 Panels™ foam core is 20 to 70%, to even 90% “Re-Grind” (re-ground foam from post-manufacturing/pre-consumer waste stream), depending upon local manufacturer’s capacity. We have also used the BASF foam, which is “Cradle-to-Cradle” Certified. The wire mesh is 40% recycled steel (auto carcasses, etc.) and the shotcrete skins are a minimum of 40%, up to 50%, recycled coal fly ash.
In addition, the BP2 Panels™ energy performance and thermal efficiency are superior to almost any other type of construction. The insulation (the core) and exterior skin isolate the interior skin from the effects of the outdoor temperature, permitting a true thermal flywheel behavior by the interior skin. The two monolithic, joint free skins and the foam core stop almost all leaking, giving BP2 Panels™ an R-40 insulation performance. This means that a conventionally constructed building would need to be built to an “R-40 standard” to match the performance of a BP2 Panels™ building; Conventional building materials, built to R-40, would triple their shell cost.
The R-40 performance translates into a cost savings for the owner / operator of any building via energy/power savings of 40-60% better than a conventional building. The design & installation of a reduced size H.V.A.C. system, because the heating & cooling loads will be dramatically reduced, offers reduced initial capital investment savings.
Because the concrete skins on BP2 Panels™ are typically applied with a dry-mix shotcrete, the construction process water usage, compared to stucco or tilt-up construction, is greatly reduced.
Local availability equals sustainability. BP2 Panels™ are typically manufactured within 250 miles of the installation site. For larger projects, BP2 Panels™ can be manufactured on-site, reducing transportation emissions to almost zero.
BP2 Panels™ have been fabricated with a core of 100% locally-harvested biomass. The source of this biomass can be “rapidly renewable”, such as straw and/or corn stalks, orchard trimmings, road-side weed growth, etc.
With all of the above, BP2 Panels™ score more LEED and LEED+RELi points than any other conventional building material. Furthermore, when the “incombustibility” of BP2 Panels™ is considered, with minimum fire resistance of 1800F for 90 minutes, these panels are far ahead of any other building material in “sustainability+durability”!
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