Case Study: Project Collaboration

Corporate + Startup Partnership


The startup

Building Envelope Materials has developed and commercialized Pinhole Insulation™, a minimally invasive retrofit insulation technology that results in 25 percent energy savings in existing buildings.

The partnership

Building Envelope Materials has been engaged with CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain since 2014 to develop new materials for its Pinhole Insulation™ technology and for CertainTeed’s related COMFORTFILL™ technology. Together, they have insulated about 30 buildings.

An assist from the ecosystem

As a recipient of five MassCEC grant awards and two US Department of Energy grant awards, Building Envelope Materials has been able to provide validation of various aspects of the technology throughout the engagement with CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain.