Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cargo with Color

This week we spent some time working on our color scheme for the interior and exterior of the container. Below are the final colors for the project, which are pretty high on the scale of awesomeness. We will be sealing the plywood this weekend and working on finalizing the interior details. We will be using a no VOC paint on the interior to minimize the potentially harmful fumes resulting from off-gassing. We are also planning on using a ceramic additive manufactured by Insuladd on the exterior. This will reduce the heat gain on the steel exterior by as much as 40% and in turn lower the energy costs for cooling and heating the unit. These small decisions add up and help to make our project more sustainable. The finished product is around the corner...

A new rendering with the proposed color scheme. Just
threw this together a short while ago.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very useful information for my husband who is going to re-paint our home this weekend. In doing so, he bought gallons of insulating and heat reflective paints from because he is convinced that using such paints to re-paint our home’s roof, interiors and exteriors will help us save energy and reduce our heating and cooling cost. As a housewife who deals with budgeting my husband’s monthly income, I think any kind of saving is worth the trouble.