Polycore Canada Inc.: Residential Wall System

Invented and developed in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, the Polycore building system is an insulated and structural component building product that is revolutionizing the building industry. Sections are made from two materials: EPS (expanded polystyrene) as the insulating wall core, and integrated galvanized steel construction studs for strength.


Simple product series are easily adaptable to most commercial or residential building uses including walls, foundation walls, foundation floors and roofs. The system has many unique advantages, significant cost savings, and its ease of installation makes the product less dependent on costly and hard to find skilled trade workers.


More BUILT GREEN® Approved Products by Polycore Canada Inc.:

Foundation Wall System

Insulated Sleeper Floor System

Garage Grade Wall System


Manufacturer: Polycore Canada

Contact: Mark Cunningham

Phone: 780.477.2377

Email: markc@polycorecanada.com

Website: www.polycorecanada.ca

BUILT GREEN® Checklist

This product earns points by providing these functions:

1-3  Replace exterior wood sheathing with insulating sheathing and structurally required metal bracing (2 points).

1-6  Structural insulated panel system used for at least 75% of roof/ceiling (4 points), 75% of walls (6 points), exposed floors (2 points) and/or Foundation (2 points).

1-10 Use of insulated headers/lintels (either manufactured or site built insulated headers) with minimum insulation value of R10 (1 point).

1-11 Install manufactured insulated rim/band joist, or use on-site built header wrap detail for continuous air barrier (1 point).

2-2  Exterior and interior wall stud spacing at 19.2" on-center (1 point) or 24" on-center (2 points).

2-3  Use of header hangers instead of jack studs (1 point).

2-11 Dimensional lumber from a third-party certified sustainably harvested source used for roof framing (CSA, FSC, or SFI) (1 point).

5-3  Suppliers and trades recycle their own waste, including leftover material and packaging (1 point per trade—maximum 4 points).