- Project UrbanEden
- Location Charlotte, North Carolina
- Type of Precast CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels
- Architect University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- Owner University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- Precaster Metromont
CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels were selected by a team of students from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) for the exterior of UrbanEden, the school’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. UNCC’s UrbanEden project features a 4-inch exterior wythe and a 6-inch interior wythe sandwiching 6 inches of continuous EPS insulation for R-24 performance. The thermal mass of the concrete walls also contributed energy savings. The panels were fabricated and donated by Metromont. The energy-saving performance of walls was critical to the UNCC team, which won the “People’s Choice Award” for its project.