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.
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.