Thermocore Joins Facebook to More Easily Communicate with Customers and Prospects
Thermocore has joined Facebook allowing for timely information to be posted and communicated to existing customers, interested prospects, and the industry in general. A convenient Facebook button has been added to the top and bottom of all pages.
Thermocore Introduces Thin New Roof Panel with R-50 Insulation
Thermocore Panel Systems, Inc., announced a new R-50, 8 1/4-inch insulated roof panel to give residential and commercial customers the benefits of better insulation and significantly lower energy bills, without adding bulk to roof structures. The new panel provides a slim profile with one of the industry's highest R-values.
“We believe in continuous innovation for maximum energy efficiency,” said Pat Egan, owner of Thermocore Panel Systems. “This new panel cuts energy costs without sacrificing design freedom or the attractiveness of the building.”
The new 8 1/4-inch insulated roof panels—like Thermocore's existing 6 1/2-inch, R-40 roof panels—feature high-performing polyurethane foam insulation sandwiched between two sustainable oriented strand boards. With subfacia, ridge, and gable cuts made at the factory, Thermocore's insulated roof panels go up in a fraction of the time required for traditional framing to seal off the building envelope and accelerate the return on investment.
Purdue Home with Thermocore SIPs Takes Second in International Competition
Purdue University's INhome, built by a multidisciplinary group of students with Thermocore structural insulated wall and roof panels, finished second overall in the Solar Decathlon 2011, an international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.
The 19 homes in the competition were judged in 10 areas. Purdue tied for first in the Energy Balance category and placed second in both Affordability and Comfort Zone.
"We hammered on the budget for affordability and wanted to make sure it performed well," said Eric Holt, a doctoral student at Purdue and the team's construction manager. "The SIPs were more cost-effective than other options we explored because they gave us a very highly insulated, well-sealed thermal package."
Home Built with Thermocore SIPs Earns National Awards
At the 2011 International Builders' Show, a home in Burns Harbor, Indiana, built by Treasure Homes with Thermocore structural insulated wall panels earned two distinctive awards: the Energy Value Housing Award for Custom/Demonstration houses in cold climates, presented by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and the Livable Communities Award for homes up to 2,500 square feet, presented by the American Association of Retired Persons and the NAHB. With the help of Thermocore SIPs, the home also became the first in Indiana certified to the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard, one of only 22 homes in the nation to receive the highest-level certification.
New Way to Build Green Pays Back Homeowners and Environment
William Cox built his dream home with 44 percent more space than his previous house—yet every month he pays 61 percent less for heating and cooling, a monthly savings of $115.
Dispelling the Myths to Give You the “Green” Edge with
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) give you the “green” edge that helps the environment—and pays back your customers with significant utility savings every day. Contrary to popular belief, SIPs help you build affordably, with even faster and stronger construction than conventional techniques.
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Thermocore provides structural insulated panels (SIPs) to customers throughout Canada and the United States.