Smart building materials company ClearVue Technologies Ltd. has signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Insulsteel Building Sciences LLC of Charleston, S.C.

Insulsteel, a manufacturer of a steel-frame insulating construction roof and wall panelized building component systems has been operating in Georgia and South Carolina for 20 years. The company is in the process of expanding its manufacturing and distribution footprint from one location in Charleston to an additional 20 factories across the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Insulsteel will manufacture and supply the ClearVue photovoltaic (PV) insulating glass units (IGUs) for its own use and sale as a part of its new IntelAwall insulating wall panel system with the ClearVue IGU panels being introduced into the wall panels at the time of fabrication for delivery of completed wall sections straight to client construction sites to minimize build time.

Under the terms of the agreement, Insulsteel secures exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the ClearVue IGUs when combined into and sold as part of its IntelAwall steel insulated building system. ClearVue is not prevented from appointing other manufacturers and distributors in the U.S., including for use with other building systems and methods that are not substantially similar to Insulsteel’s system in that the framing system is not a modular prefabricated panel-based system comprised primarily of steel and EPS insulating material.

“Insulsteel is a leading design, engineering and construction innovation group that manufactures and supplies highly energy efficient constructions and will establish a plant to manufacture the ClearVue PV IGUs for direct inclusion into their own insulated walling system, and sale as part of that system, to its existing customer base,” says Victor Rosenberg, ClearVue executive chairman. “Insulsteel is in the process of scaling its U.S. production and distribution to reach larger markets across the U.S. with a particular focus on commercial and high-end residential. Insulsteel is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy in its ‘Top 1% of Builders’ in the U.S. Its EcoShell and IntelAwall products are a perfect fit for the ClearVue IGU product for architects, designers, engineers and end-customers looking to achieve a net zero or zero energy building.”

“Insulsteel is very pleased to be working with ClearVue on the integration of ClearVue’s solar PV windows into our highly energy efficient building system. We are looking to significantly scale production of our own EcoShell panels throughout the U.S. and to manufacturing and including the ClearVue products and technology with this new push … We have a number of pipeline projects where we would seek to include the ClearVue product and will work with ClearVue to purchase the ClearVue products through [the company] directly until such time as we can establish our own IGU manufacturing plant,” adds Steve Bostic, CEO of Insulsteel.