Space4U Podcast

Space4U Podcast: Garrett Harwood – Founder/CEO of Eagle Shield Inc.

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team


In this episode:

We meet Garrett Harwood, founder of Eagle Shield Inc., a premier provider of energy-saving products for home and business that were developed using a technology originally created by NASA. Eagle Shield’s products are space-certified through Space Foundation’s Space Certification Program.

Prior to Eagle Shield, Garrett was vice president of sales for a billion-dollar fitness center with locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School with a degree in administration, and also holds an MBS in Green Sustainability from San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

In our conversation, Garrett discusses how the lessons he learned in his previous career in the fitness industry helped to lay the groundwork for Eagle Shield, the space technology at the core of their product and its applications, how radiant barrier reflective insulation works, how use of the insulation has moved beyond residential homes to private and commercial properties, and where he’d like to take Eagle Shield next.

In describing how reflective insulation works, Harwood says, “Deep space is -460º [F] below zero. Why wouldn’t you have a heater in an astronaut uniform? Because your own body heat is 98.6 degrees [F]. So, by having the reflective insulation in the astronaut uniform, you’re reflecting your own body heat back in, keeping you comfortable.”

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Garrett Harwood
Hello, I am Carah Barbarick with Space Foundation, and you're listening to the Space 4U Podcast. Space 4U is designed to tell the stories of the people who make space exploration today more accessible to all. Today we are joined by Garrett Harwood of Eagle Shield Technologies, Inc. Mr. Harwood…
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