This page is about our newly issued US Patent 9,587,407: ENVELOPE SYSTEM FOR SOLAR, STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL, MODULAR, PREFABRICATED, EMERGENCY AND OTHER STRUCTURES 


It was time to put new clapboards on a wall of our 1840’s house in the middle of Historic Newport, Rhode Island. The crew spend the first hours up and down the wall, installing the vapor barrier. Next day, the workers showed up early, pulled the first clapboard out of the stack, measured, cut, lined it up and nailed it. Then, clapboard number two, same ritual… and on…and on.

This photo, by David Carmack, is  from a This Old House video of another house. The video shows you the time consuming process in detail.

By lunchtime, about half the wall was up and it was starting to snow.


After a week of snow and cleanup, the crew came back and finished a beautiful job. Across the street a house was covered with the fragile white vapor barrier, and there it sat until Spring. Around the corner, another house had a four-foot exposed gap of white vapor barrier, sitting there – until Spring. Eventually, all our houses were clapboarded and, within days, painted.

PROBLEM: WHY SHOULD SUCH A REPETITIVE JOB TAKE SO LONG?

Why should families have to be exposed, leaking heat and risking water damage through a wet Winter?

OUR SOLUTION: MAKE IT EASIER AND FASTER TO APPLY A BUILDING’S WALLS AND ROOFS

We’ve patented an efficient, simple system for assembling all the parts of your building envelope in the factory, under controlled, factory conditions, dramatically reducing on-site installation time.

Now, we’re looking for companies integrate our new system with their products and market it to the public. If you’re interested, please talk with us.


The fine companies included below have not endorsed our work. They are, however, examples of the types of companies that would benefit by incorporating our inventions into their product lines.

SOLAR PANELS

Solar Roofing-CertainTeed Apollo II
CertainTeed Apollo II Solar Roofing
DOW's POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles
DOW’s Power House Solar
SolarCity
America’s largest solar power provider
Solar Roadways
SoLAmerica has launched its 1.3 Megawatt Project
with President Carter

STANDARD ROOFING AND SIDING

3M Construction Products
3M Construction Products
CertainTeed Roofing page img
CertainTeed’s Roofing
GAF Shingles
CertainTeed Siding page img
CertainTeed’s Siding

METAL ROOFING AND SIDING SYSTEMS

Centria Corp: Intercept Entyre Metal Siding System
Centria’s Intercept Entyre Metal Siding System
Fabral: Metal Roofing and Siding
Fabral Metal Roofing and Siding
Atas International, Inc.: page
Atas International, Inc.

EMERGENCY HOUSING

Reaction Housing's page
Reaction Housing
From the morethanshelters.org website
morethanshelters.org

TINY HOUSING The small house movement (also known as the “tiny house movement”) is a popular description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes.

Tiny house construction; arched cabins
Arched Cabins