R-50 Systems, LLC Saves $200,000 in Construction Costs on GSA Project.
11/11/2016

New-to-market vacuum insulated panel system with R-values of 50 per 1″ provides cost and structural benefits to roofing of US Courthouse.

Online PR News – 11-November-2016 – Kennett Square, PA – R-50 Systems, LLC has completed the installation of a replacement roofing and insulation system at the Mitchell H. Cohen US Courthouse in Camden, NJ. This 180,000 SF government facility is the first commercial project to be completed using R-50 Systems’ patented 1″ thick vacuum insulated panel (VIP) system.

This VIP was conceived by R-50 Systems to meet and exceed government mandated R-values in the slimmest profile ever achieved. Its ultra-thin, lightweight, 99% recyclable design decreases costs of building modifications and structural retrofits. R-50’s VIP can also be cut-to-spec, so it can be used in any and all building and wall applications with little wasted material.

The Mitchell H. Cohen Courthouse is a 7-story government building owned by the General Services Administration (GSA). The roofing and wall system, which was originally completed in 1994, experienced a significant amount of water damage and required a long-term solution.

As a woman-owned company on the GSA schedule, R-50 and sister company RRI were initially engaged to perform an analysis, which revealed a need for roofing and insulation replacement.

“The insulation had been exposed to water and was damaged beyond repair,” said Richard Collins, Vice President and co-inventor R-50’s VIP. “The courthouse’s roof proved to be an excellent candidate for our patented VIP insulation.”

R-50 installed the VIP system along with a series of concrete pavers for improved sustainability. The insulation’s ultra-thin profile made it possible to provide R-values of 50 without destructive and costly building modifications. Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s analysis of the project revealed that R-50’s a savings in construction costs of $200,000.

For more about the Mitchell H. Cohen US Courthouse project using R-50 Systems’ VIP insulation system, contact Richard Collins at 610-496-7492 or info@r-50.com.