High Performance Insulation

An applied physics research team at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has developed a thin-profile, high-performance insulation system. This technology has a number of potential applications, the most important of which is in the greenhouse food production industry. Food supply challenges in northern Canadian communities may be alleviated by building cost-effective and energy-efficient greenhouses in the communities where the food is needed.  The UBC technology has the potential to make greenhouses more practical in northern communities.

A preliminary experiment was carried out at Yukon College using this new thermal panel technology.  The experiment is to verified the insulation value of the UBC thermal cell array material using a non-active prototype.

  • Gord Duncan, Total North
  • Michele Mossman, University of British Columbia
  • Lorne Whitehead, University of British Columbia
  • University Of British Columbia
  • Total North
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Yukon government - Economic Development