Techna-Duc® and KoolDuct® are
LEED-eligible building products.
At PTM Manufacturing, our mission is to provide a higher standard of energy efficiency and indoor air quality through advanced technologies for exterior and interior air distribution systems.
Our patented Techna-Duc and Kingspan KoolDuct products are designed to support “green” building practices through energy efficiency, reduced impact on the environment, and facilitating healthier living. To that end, we support the United States Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization working to advance structures that are healthier, more profitable and environmentally responsible places to live and work through the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system.
At PTM, we believe that our “green” technology is a healthy proposition:
- Personal Health: “Green” buildings utilizing Techna-Duc and Kingspan KoolDuct systems provide better indoor air quality as a result of tightly sealed ductwork, improved thermal efficiency and high-quality installation techniques and materials. Techna-Duc forms a water-tight shield against the environment, virtually eliminating moisture penetration, and its closed cell polyisocyanurate insulation does not support the growth of mold or mildew. This is also true of KoolDuct's fiber-free phenolic foam insulation. Kingspan KoolDuct’s “air-tight” technology helps to keep interior duct systems practically leak and contaminant-free.
- Financial Health: “Green” building air systems using Techna-Duc and Kingspan KoolDuct cost less to operate and maintain – making them more profitable. Advanced insulation techniques and materials increase the R-value of insulation, save energy, and help reduce heating and cooling bills. Designed to combine insulation and ducting for more thermally efficient HVAC performance, KoolDuct practically eliminates system air leakage, boosts overall energy efficiency, and is proven to reduce unit fan operation by as much as 30%. Techna-Duc has been documented to reduce system energy output by up to 25%.
- Community Health: PTM’s “green” technology helps reduce consumption of energy for heating and cooling in commercial, industrial and residential applications…and that reduced energy consumption relates directly to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The Kingspan KoolDuct System is manufactured with closed cell phenolic foam panels that are CFC/HCFC-free and have zero ozone depletion potential (ODP). When combined with the significant savings in energy consumption derived from KoolDuct's strong thermal and leakage performance, the system's impressive environmental credentials are further enhanced.
The “green” benefits also extend to job growth. Our products require special training to install – and as PTM expands to serve the increasing demand for energy efficient, clean, high performance air handling systems, the demand for qualified technicians will increase too. We’ve calculated that each new PTM location has the potential to create up to 45 “green” jobs in three years – with the need for an additional 50-100 “green” jobs in installation and support.