Rocketship Elementary School

The Project

This non-profit charter school run by California-based Rocketship Education contains 37,000 square feet of space and was built on the site of an old car lot in the northeastern portion of Tennessee’s state capital.

Kingspan’s insulated metal panels (IMPs)  were a critically important part of meeting the build speed requirements for this project. IMPs combine impressive R-values with low thermal bridging and superior airtightness. This helps to drastically reduce energy consumption when compared to traditional built-up wall systems. The panels easily lock together too, forming an airtight and weathertight seal.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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A Star Performance

Wall Brothers Glass was the installer for the Rocketship project. “The lead time is shorter and they are easier to work with,” said Project Manager/Estimator James Leverette about IMPs. He also noted that Kingspan customer service is top notch. “They are beside you the whole way.” Leverette said the three main benefits of specifying Kingspan panels are easy installation, their great R-values, and their ability to help meet qualifications for LEED status.


An Exciting Launch

D.F. Chase Construction was presented with an ambitious construction timeline of just six months between groundbreaking and move-in, which meant that the building needed to be enclosed quickly.

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