Residential space heating accounts for more than 60% of household energy consumption. This level of consumption signifies the need for innovative solutions to best conserve energy and reduce consumption. An effective building insulation envelope is one of the practical ways to minimize heat loss from inside house environment and reduce the load on house heating system. Considering the potential savings by utilizing a laminated EPS board insulation, Ryerson in collaboration with Amvic Inc. will investigate the performance of SilveRBoard insulation manufactured by Amvic. Amvic is a global industry leading high quality manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) building materials. It is essential to its business to evaluate the performance of its products to establish itself as one of the top producers of EPS building materials. This project aims to further establish SilveRBoard as a more effective insulation compare to conventional insulation materials to reduce residential energy costs and envelope installation time and to increase effective service life. To achieve the project’s objectives, an experimental setup will be developed to evaluate SilveRBoard insulation performance both in laboratory and in-situ environments.
Drs. Alan S. Fung & Wey H. Leong
Engineering - mechanical
Construction and infrastructure
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