This beautiful tiny house designed by Tiny House Nation’s Zack Giffin shows that advanced insulation made with plastics can help any house – tiny or not so tiny – significantly improve energy efficiency and lower its environmental footprint. This tiny house uses all sorts of innovative plastic insulation and sealants to form a continuous thermal barrier, helping create a tight building envelope, to improve energy efficiency and save money on heating and cooling. The house even has tough plastic solar shingles to help protect the roof and provide power for the potential to go off the grid! From Plastics Make it Possible.
To demonstrate the wide range of innovative plastic building materials that contribute to energy efficiency, Plastics Make it Possible built a tiny house in Boulder, CO. From insulation and sealants to siding to windows, plastics help reduce the amount of unwanted airflow between the inside and outside of a house so we can use less energy for heating and cooling. And even though this house is only 170 square feet, plastics can dramatically improve energy efficiency in any size home!