GO Lab Inc. in Belfast is one of 16 small businesses across the country to receive funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new technologies that protect the environment while growing the American economy.

“EPA is proud to help spark innovation to address critical environmental and public health needs through our Small Business Innovation and Research program,” said EPA Regional Administrator Alexandra Dunn in a news release announcing the contract award. “Go Lab Inc. is a company in Maine that will use this funding to formulate and test an  entirely wood-based exterior insulation board for the high-performance building market.”

The contract is funded through EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which encourages the development and commercialization of novel technologies that support EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The small businesses that are being funded are working on a wide range of topics including water quality, air quality, land revitalization, homeland security, manufacturing, and construction materials.

Go Lab Inc.’s phase I contract from the EPA is for up to $100,000 for six months. Phase I recipients are eligible to apply for a phase II contract, which will help commercialize the technology conceptualized in phase I. A phase II contract can be for up to $300,000 to develop the environmental technology for the marketplace.

More information about EPA’s SBIR program can be found at www.epa.gov/sbir.

GO Lab Inc. is a research and development  firm dedicated to developing advanced building products for the high-performance construction market. Founded by GO Logic in 2017, GO Lab assesses the potential for new high-performance products and systems to fill critical gaps in the building products marketplace and responds with cost-effective, environmentally sustainable, market-ready solutions. GO Logic is a 25-person architecture and construction firm located in Belfast, specializing in design and construction of highly crafted, sustainable buildings with a mission of improving the quality of the built environment while significantly reducing building energy consumption and carbon emissions.