Superinsulation


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superinsulation

[¦sü·pər‚in·sə′lā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
A multilayer insulation for cryogenic systems, composed of many floating radiation shields in an evacuated double-wall annulus, closely spaced but thermally separated by a poor-conducting fiber.

Superinsulation

The superinsulation of the building envelope minimizes heat gain during the summer and heat loss during the winter. Superinsulation involves substantially increased Rvalues combined with proper detailing for minimized thermal bridging and thorough air sealing for minimized infiltration. This strategy must be paired with controlled ventilation in order to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
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The construction of today demands green energy," says Worcester Tech's Brenner, "whether it's solar and photovoltaic, installing superinsulation, or using high-efficiency burners.
A cost breakdown and comparison for the Arlington superinsulation retrofit is presented in Table 4.
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The Thermal/Acoustical business covers a range of nonwoven and woven products including high temperature insulation, thermal and flame barriers, automotive heat shields, thermal and acoustical systems and cryogenic superinsulation.
Superinsulation adds about $5 a square foot to the cost of a house, but McKnight and Klein are convinced that this is a trade-off that pays.
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It does away with some of the solar design features that have become well known in recent years: it has no superinsulation, no additional thermal mass (like trombe walls, rock bins, or water columns), no double-shell construction, and no extensive amount of south-facing glass.
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It would be valuable to do a cost analysis, similar to the analysis done for photovoltaics, on superinsulation projects.