Insulation selected for performance

by Tania Wannenburg
Insulation selected for performance

The award-winning DEA headquarters’ building envelope is insulated with Rigifoam’s Lambdaboard®.

In selecting sustainable products and materials for the hi-spec headquarters of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Boogertman + Partners considered performance, accessibility, durability and workmanship.

The six-star Green Star rated DEA development has added to its accolades, winning an award for sustainable architecture at the recent Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) Awards.

Hi-spec insulation
To insulate the building’s highly innovative concrete roof and facade and create a complete insulated envelope, Rigifoam’s Lambdaboard®, a thermosetting closed-cell thermal insulation, was selected. Lambdaboard® boasts the highest R-value per 25mm of any commercially available insulation for the building industry.

It is a rigid board that does not deteriorate through creep or fluctuating temperature cycles, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. It is available with numerous exposed facings to suit application and aesthetics required projects.

Another feature that counted towards Lambdaboard® being the first choice of insulation, was that the product doesn’t contain any HCFCs or HFCs, which was in line with the DEA’s HCFC phase-out programme.

The product passed a full cradle-to-grave lifecycle assessment (LCA), which evaluated everything from the resource-extraction phase to the use and disposal phases.
Tel: 011 421 0313
Website: www.rigifoam.com or www.lambdaboard.co.za

Rigifoam is proud to have been part of the award-winning DEA project.


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