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IPSIIS foams at University of Pennsylvania’s material collection

IPSIIS team is pleased to see some IPSIIS foams (recently labelled “Efficient Solution” by Solar Impulse Foundation) in “Fisher Fine Arts Library Material Collection” by University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Fisher Fine Arts Library hosts thousands of samples ranging from traditional construction materials to emergent and novel samples. The aim of the collection is to bring together innovation and creativity in order to advance conceptualization through tactile exploration. In addition, more than 5000 samples are available at their open-access library of images.

The picture shows the example of IPSIIS foam C, manufactured using industry waste (Burgundy stone cutting sludges) (non-flammable mineral foam, 70 mW/m/K, 250 kg/m3).

IPSIIS foam labelled Solar Impulse Efficient Solution

IPSIIS foam is one of the first seventy Solar Impulse labelled Efficient Solutions. 
A sustainable building and insulation solution for green affordable housing and energy conservation: locally produced, fire-proof, light mineral foam.

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label

The Solar Impulse Foundation is selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. The label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability, showing governments, local actors and decision-makers that these solutions are real opportunities to achieve a clean economic growth.

Each Efficient Solution (product, process or service) is assessed by independent experts and renowned institutions against a certified methodology based on the following criteria:

·       technological feasability,

·       environmental and socio-economic benefits

·       economic profitability. 

The solution must have reached the maturity stage of at-scale prototype testing in a laboratory and must contribute to the achievement of, at least one of the following five UN Sustainable Development Goals:

IPSIIS foam solution: key features

Experts highlighted the advantage of the full production process: energy and cost efficient and they reuse of waste material as a key for the real benefit. 
The low CAPEX production facilities favors the local implantation.  Product and process are adapted to both developed regions and developing countries and they allow a reduction of energy consumption (5-6% in UE) and lower CO2 emission (by about 5% in UE).

Visit the Solar Impulse website for more information