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Insulation is key in modern building design

by Darren
Insulation is key in modern building design ISOVER

Isover’s thermal and acoustic glasswool insulation products can go a long way in making buildings more efficient.

Global warming, pollution and the push towards sustainable energy and overall efficiency by world energy forums and green councils are strongly influencing and changing building design.

One of the building materials that is top of mind when designing sustainable buildings, is adequate insulation. Compliance with specifications, monitoring of thermal values and fire ratings are all at the forefront of professional and industry thinking at this time.

Addressing buildings’ energy use
According to Isover’s Craig Sprighton, buildings typically account for 40% of all energy consumed in countries, but by insulating with Isover’s thermal and acoustic glasswool insulation, it is possible to significantly improve the energy efficiency and comfort of buildings, while implementing essential savings.

“The product is an ideal option with which to insulate ceilings, factory roofs, walls, HVAC systems or air-conditioning and acoustic applications,” Sprighton says.

Glasswool insulation
Glasswool is an environmentally friendly product made from a combination of naturally occurring silica, fluxing agents and up to 80% recycled glass. Sprighton points out that it has a zero ozone-depleting potential (ODP), and no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluoracarbons (HCFCs) are produced in the manufacturing process. It is also a non-combustible material.

The glasswool’s inherent thermal insulation properties support its primary function to reduce heat loss or heat gain, but the material also offers exceptional acoustic properties which enable it to enhance indoor environmental quality through the absorption of noise.

To ease handling, the insulation sheets are compressed by a factor of up to five, which saves on storage and reduces transport costs.

“Quality is essential, our products are manufactured according to ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards and we achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2012,” Sprighton adds.

For more information, visit the Isover website or download the Isover SA app from any of the app stores.

Isover
Tel: 0860 ISOVER (476837)
Fax: 086 673 1088
Website: www.isover.co.za

Benefits of glasswool insulation:
•    Inherent thermal insulation properties lead to energy efficiency.
•    Its noise absorption capability helps to manage acoustics.
•    The product is non-combustible.
•    It is made from natural and recycled materials.
•    No CFCs or HCFCs are released during production, and it has a zero ozone-depleting potential.

Applications of glasswool insulation:
•    Ceilings.
•    Factory roofs.
•    Walls.
•    HVAC systems or air-conditioning.
•    Acoustic applications.

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