Robust Super Insulation at a Competitive Price

Summary

SCH Number
2017068574
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Robust Super Insulation at a Competitive Price
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This agreement will create a cost-effective, robust super insulation material for building envelopes. The agreement is intended to increase the R-value of insulation suitable for retrofit projects by 2-4 times the R-value of current insulation at a lower total cost.

Contact Information
Karen Perrin
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 327-1467

Location

Cities
Berkeley
Counties
Alameda
Other Location Info
City: Berkeley 94720 1 Cyclotron Road
Other Information
City: Berkeley 94720 1 Cyclotron Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., Title 14 Section 15306 provides a CEQA exemption for basic research. The activity funded by this agreement involves development and lab testing of a better thermal insulation material at LBNL's test facility. The improved insulation material is intended to increase the R-value of building insulation and at a lower total cost. The research includes basic data collection with no serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource under Class 6, since the work includes testing in a lab facility.
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