Gallery: Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

No, this is not bubble wrap for your home, it is a revolutionary, natural phase-changing material called BioPCM that can drastically increase a building's climate efficiency. These mats have encapsulated pockets of completely natural and petroleum free, palm and soy oils. When exposed to heated, as they were shown at the Greenbuild layered on a chamber heated to 120 degrees, the oils absorb to cool, but also store the warmth and expel it again when the outside temperature drops. BioPCM is not an insulation, but rather is used with insulation to regulate temperature more efficiently than by simply increasing insulation mass. For example, these sheets are comparable to using 12" of concrete as a thermal barrier, but are lightweight, flexible, thin, and easily installed.

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