Insulation for Sustainability
The Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) has published a new guide authored by low-carbon consultancy XCO2 on achieving effective thermal insulation in buildings.
Insulation for Sustainability discusses the role the built environment has to play in reducing energy emissions quickly and effectively, principally through the use of energy efficient building elements under 'fabric-first' approaches. It additionally explains how thermal insulation, including PIR and PUR, are amongst the most sustainable forms of insulation and one of the best ways to reduce energy demand and cut CO2 whilst ensuring resilience in managing climate change.
Suitable for anyone looking to learn about the application of low-carbon strategies through a fabric-first approach including developers, specifiers, installers, clients and students, the guide highlights the issues associated with energy demand and the way enhanced insulation strategies play a crucial role in the built environment to help the UK meet its net-zero targets.
IMA chief executive, Simon Storer, comments: "This detailed publication considers the significant opportunity the built environment has in comprehensively tackling climate change.
"Insulation is without doubt one of the most cost effective ways of saving energy and the single most important aspect of the specification of energy efficiency measures into homes and buildings."
Ricardo Moreira, XCO2 managing director, adds: "This publication was produced to help design teams navigate insulation choices and their technical implications in this quest to create low-impact, future-proof buildings."
At a time when the construction industry is faced with the challenges and opportunities of operating in the wake of COVID-19, the PIR insulation industry is well poised to help deliver better performing buildings both now and in the future, as well as playing a part in helping the UK achieve its net-zero climate change ambitions.
Download your copy of Insulation for Sustainability at https://insulationmanufacturers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMAXCO2-Insulation-for-Sustainability-A-Guide-web.pdf.