Sustainable Materials

Sustainable Materials

Sustainable BuildingCommitment to Sustainable Materials and Processes

We design and manufacture YardPods to achieve the highest standards of sustainability. We continuously evaluate material and assembly performance reviews as well as new sustainable materials in a process of continuous improvement.

Materials
YardPod materials are selected to achieve high sustainability ratings as well as outstanding performance.  Some examples:

YardPod ST Framing
We do not use wood framing which is prone to warping, twisting and shrinking and which can promote infestation and mold when wet and which deteriorates over time.  Instead we use light-gauge steel framing with a high recycled content for our floors, walls and roof.  All steel used is 100% recyclable.

YardPod ST Insulation:
Our insulation is manufactured of Natural Cotton Fiber, these fibers contain inherent qualities that provide for extremely effective sound absorption and maximum thermal performance. The insulation DOES NOT ITCH and is very easy to handle and work with.  It contains no chemical irritants and requires no warning labels compared to other traditional products. There are no VOC concerns when using this insulation, as it is safe for you and the environment.  Insulation is also a Class-A Building Product and meets the highest ASTM testing standards for fire and smoke ratings, fungi resistance and corrosiveness. The insulation contains 85% post-industrial recycled natural fibers and uses cotton, a rapidly renewable resource, as one of its main ingredients.

YardPod SP Panels
Prefabricated with SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels), one of the most airtight and well insulated building systems available, making them an inherently green product.

The major components of SIPs, foam and oriented strand board (OSB), take less energy and raw materials to produce than other structural building systems. SIPs are also fabricated in a controlled environment, allowing for greater efficiency than site-built framing. (source: Structural Insulated Panel Association)

Flooring:
We offer two standard floor finishes:

Bamboo:
This flooring achieves its sustainability rating because it is a fast-growing renewable resource.  We use only urea formaldehyde-free bamboo flooring.

Cork:
Cork is the ultimate green flooring material, it is a completely renewable resource harvested as bark from living cork trees, never harmed by the harvest. Our cork flooring is composed of 100% post-industrial recycled content from wine-stopper production.  Cork trees store carbon in order to regenerate their bark, and a harvested cork tree absorbs up to five times more than one that isn’t. Comprised of millions of air-filled cells, corks absorbs sound, impact, stays warm and always remains resilient.

Sustainable Processes
We deliver factory pre-cut prefabricated floor, wall and roof panels throughout the USA, minimizing production waste, ensuring accuracy and eliminating job-site waste and re-work. YardPods are assembled quickly and easily minimizing site work and site costs.

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About the Author:

Marvin is one of the original YardPod guys. He started out ages ago as a civil engineer in California and then moved into CAD marketing and ecommerce. Marvin was the founder & CEO of Houseplans.com.

One Comment

  1. bizowiso December 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Awesome post

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