TechPanels receive the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label
ZS2 Technologies, an emerging building technology company in Calgary, Alberta, was
granted the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label for their magnesium oxy-sulfate
TechPanels following an assessment performed by external independent experts and
based on verified standards.
It’s joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation
to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present
them to global decision-makers to fast-track their implementation.
“We’re so proud to be joining companies from around the world that are pushing the
boundaries of technology and material science to create products that are better for
people and the planet,” says Scott Jenkins, co-founder and CEO of ZS2 Technologies.
ZS2 Technologies develops and manufactures advanced building technologies including
proprietary fire-rated, non-toxic, low-carbon cementitious building materials and
prefabricated panels which provide customers with cost certainty, accelerated
construction timelines and lower building operating costs.
ZS2 TechPanels are prefabricated structurally insulated panels (SIP) utilizing ZS2
TechBoard. They are fire resistant, have no off-gassing, are mold resistant, and are a thermally
superior sustainable construction solution.
To receive the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, ZS2 TechPanels were thoroughly
assessed by a pool of independent experts according to five criteria covering three main
topics: Feasibility, Environmental, and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the
#1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in businesses and
governments by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim
of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets
and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.
“Frequently, traditional construction builds face extended timelines, cost overruns,
skilled labour shortages, quality issues and barely meet increasing environmental
standards,” says Dr. Doug Brown, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of ZS2
Technologies. “The adoption of prefabricated construction, in combination with
advances in material science, presents a tremendous opportunity for the construction
industry to start using sustainable materials that close the productivity gap, improve
building safety, increase building performance and generate significant economic
About the Solar Impulse Foundation
The Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of clean
and profitable solutions. Moreover, the Foundation is helping decision-makers in
business and governments to achieve their environmental targets and adopt more
ambitious energy policies, which are necessary to bring these solutions to market.
About ZS2 Technologies
ZS2 Technologies is innovating today, for a better planet tomorrow. Their mission is to
research and accelerate the development and adoption of construction technologies
which are stronger, safer and healthier for people and our planet. They’re developing
advanced building technologies including proprietary fire-rated, non-toxic, low-carbon
building materials, and prefabricated panels which provide cost certainty, accelerated
construction timelines, and lower building operating costs.