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Group 4 wins 2015 Green GOOD DESIGN Award for Dow Corning’s Vacuum Insulated Panel design

By Michael Solomson on Wednesday May 6th, 2015


The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design announced that Group 4 won a 2015 Green GOOD DESIGN Award for work on Dow Corning’s Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIP). The design represents the first successful VIP integration into global construction methods.

The new VIP design establishes a foundation from which Dow Corning offers insulating panels with “R” values far exceeding all other currently available materials and in considerably less space. For the building owner and occupiers these panels mean significantly reduced energy usage, utility costs and an increase in usable interior space.

Group 4’s researchers, designers and engineers traveled the globe to visit building sites, interview architects and construction crews to understand a broad array of building practices, develop design recommendations and installation specifications suitable for both new construction and renovations.

Green GOOD DESIGN is the benchmark for new designs that foster a greater sense of ecological-based design, eco-innovation, conservation, green technologies, renewable energy, and sustainability to better the quality of both life and the environment.  Submissions were received from the world’s most prestigious architecture and design firms and manufacturers for the best new and innovative green designs for 2014-2015.

Dow Corning’s Research & Design Center, Seneffe, Belgium


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