Carlisle HVAC was presented with the Gaia Award for its RE-500 robotically applied insulation encapsulant. The RE-500 works in conjunction with Carlisle HVAC’s ISAAC robotic tool (left).


Carlisle HVAC was honored with the Silver Gaia Award for its RE-500 robot-applied insulation encapsulant.

The product was chosen from more than 120 entries.

“Being a Gaia Award winner is a significant achievement for Carlisle HVAC,” said marketing manager Billy Prewitt. “It has always been our goal to provide the highest quality product while preserving our environment and its resources.”

The annual Gaia Awards, presented by the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show, is presented to companies that have integrated the concept of green, organizers say.

Carlisle HVAC was one of two silver-medal winners and seven overall winners chosen. RE-500 is a high-performance, anti-microbial, robotically applied insulation encapsulant.  Used in conjunction with ISAAC (the Inspecting, Sealing and Advanced Cleaning) system, the low-volatile organic compound coating is ideal for critical projects such as hospitals and schools where disruption of the building’s occupants cannot be tolerated, according to Carlisle.

Company representatives said the product’s semi-gloss finish provides a surface that will prevent debris accumulation that could lead to mold growth. ISAAC and RE-500 offer three benefits in one package: duct system inspection, air quality improvement and greater energy efficiency, according to officials.