Sustainability Simplified: Save Energy Consumed & Emitted In Any Application

R-Shield is the one rigid insulation that delivers extreme environmental benefits and impressive life cycle sustainability to any application.

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R-Shield is Good for the Environment

Proven to Lower Energy Consumption, Saving Resources & Reducing Pollution

Research has shown that for both residential and commercial buildings operations contribute to over 90% of the building’s impact on global warming. Reducing energy use and its resulting pollution is the best way to reduce our impact on the environment.

R-Shield's stable thermal values, are consistent and predictable in their energy saving characteristics. R-Shield insulation improves the energy efficiency over the full operating life of a building resulting in a positive impact on the environment.

Green from the start

R-Shield Equals Sustainability

Reduced Energy Use


Lower energy consumption reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

Inert and Stable


Thermal values don't degrade over time, and conserve energy for the long haul.

No Added Contaminants


Does not produce contaminating leachates.

Ozone Friendly


Has never contained CFC, HCFC or HFC, all of which are harmful to the earth’s ozone layer.

100% Recyclable


It can be ground into granules and reincorporated into new products.

Environmental Benefits for Life

Building materials and their impact on the environment must be considered over the life of the building structure. This is considered the "life cycle” of the building.

Our "Life Cycle Assessment" evaluates a 50-year period comparing a building with R-13 fiberglass insulation vs the same building with expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. The energy savings, long-term results and payback are impressive. View the results of the study in full below. 

R-Shield: Life Cycle Analysis               View the EPS Industry EPD (Environmental Product Declaration)


Green Building Programs


The U.S. Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ to promote green buildings. The

LEED system provides a yardstick for measuring the environmental impact of buildings. “Certified”, “Bronze”, “Silver”, and “Platinum” levels can be achieved based upon a point system. R-Shield insulation assists with LEED certification by providing an insulation which helps Optimize Energy Performance. For more information on the LEED program, please visit


The U.S. Department of Energy established the ENERGY STAR program which many consumers are aware of from their everyday purchases of electronics and appliances. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions.

R-Shield insulation has earned the ENERGY STAR. For more information on the ENERGY STAR program, please visit

NAHB Green Building

The National Association of Home Builders created a building program for use by builders to help advance green building.

R-Shield insulation assists with meeting the Green Building program by providing an insulation which helps optimize energy performance. For more information on the NAHB Green Building program, please visit


Explore the R-Shield Portfolio

See our insulation products in use and explore our gallery of completed projects.

>Enloe Medical Center R-Shield Walls & Architectural Shapes | Chico, CA

Enloe Medical Center R-Shield Walls & Architectural Shapes | Chico, CA

>Harkins Theater Geofoam Stadium Seating | Denver, CO

Harkins Theater Geofoam Stadium Seating | Denver, CO

>Atlanta Country Club Geofoam | GA

Atlanta Country Club Geofoam | GA

>Carver Hawkeye Arena R-Shield Below Grade | Iowa City, IA

Carver Hawkeye Arena R-Shield Below Grade | Iowa City, IA

>Millennium Park Geofoam | Chicago, IL

Millennium Park Geofoam | Chicago, IL

>New Orlean's Airport Geofoam | LA

New Orlean's Airport Geofoam | LA

>Boston's Big Dig Geofoam | Boston, MA

Boston's Big Dig Geofoam | Boston, MA

>Broadway Lofts Geofoam | Kansas City, MO

Broadway Lofts Geofoam | Kansas City, MO

Contact Our Team

Our team of insulation and construction experts is ready to assist with your project needs, estimate requests, and product information. Reach out to be connected with an R-Shield Representative in your area.

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