Houston Peschl, Operations Manager of DIRTT, couldn’t sit back anymore knowing that all of the fiberglass in DIRTT’s post project waste would end up sitting indefinitely in a landfill. Knowledge and use of a product that could not be recycled did not settle well with Houston or DIRTT’s sustainable initiative in design. He knew DIRTT could do better and had to do better.
The mission started and he looked high and low for an alternative to fiberglass. Finally, he found Bonded Logic, the producers of UltraTouch Denim Insulation. This win-win material is not only cheaper (more than 40%) than the alternative, but it also uses 80% post-consumer recycled material (mostly your old jeans!) which clearly is 100% cotton fiber and a rapidly renewable resource.
It turns out that the denim even outperforms the fiberglass insulation in acoustical properties, flame spread, and off-gassing; there are no harmful chemicals or irritants. What a bonus for not only the end users but the DIRTTbags installing the stuff too! To add to the list of amazing attributes that this product has, any scraps of denim left over from projects can be sent back to Bonded Logic for reuse, so there is literally a big fat ZERO in their waste stream! Oh yea and by the way – using UltraTouch in a project can contribute to its overall LEED credits.