One of those fronts, and where the big potential win for DOD on the energy front is, is in applying Klymit's insulation technology to tents. Here are a few of the advantages Klymit tents might have over the current state of the art, energy saving, spray foam tents:
- Klymit fabric rolls up for transport or storage - soldier deployable and "Marine proof" - no contractors
- High R values relative to weight/space constraints compared to foam and other conventional insulation
- Fully re-useable - spray foam tents are a one time deal with foam-waste disposal challenges post use
- Klymit insulation in harsh applications has a potential life span of up to several years
This is early stage stuff but Klymit is currently in talks with DOD tent and structure orgs and they're worth keeping an eye on. By they way, there's more Klymit coverage at my alma mater site: Discovery Tech: Sustainable.