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Green insulation material - Sustainable Build

March 13, 2020

Energy prices in the united kingdom are continuously rising and all the British families are suffering. Reducing energy cost is one of the main factors in selecting the right insulation. Insulation helps to keep the warm air inside the house in cold weather and also keeps hot air outside in the summertime. 

The HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system in the houses is responsible for 45 per cent of energy used in a home. Insulation helps to decrease the bills roughly by 30-40 per cent. Insulation by its nature is green as it saves energy but still, it is not clear what exactly green or eco-friendly insulation is. 

Some people say the insulation material is green when 

  • When the material is recyclable to some point

  • When the material contains no harmful elements

  • When the material is not harmful to human beings

  • When its made of natural materials 

Green Insulation is the key component to the sustainable building as it cuts down both cost and carbon emissions linked to global climate change. Investing in a good insulation material is much better and cost-effective than investing in expensive heating and cooling technologies. 

Green Insulation

Types of Eco- Friendly Insulation 

How Is Insulation Measured?

The effectiveness of insulation is measured by its U-value. The lower the U-value of the material the slower the heat will transfer through the material. 

Health Benefits of a green home

Benefits of green insulation or Eco-friendly insulation

Benefits of Eco-friendly insulation

  • Insulation protects the environment.

Insulation helps to moderate climate changes by decreasing the level of emissions. The states are as follows

  1. 45 to 70 per cent of the energy is used because of heating and cooling in our house

  2. 15 per cent of carbon footprints because of the use of electricity and 17 per cent because of the use of oil, gas and charcoal

If all the houses in the world were insulated properly in 10 -12 years we would see a reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 

  • Insulation helps in reducing pollutants in your home.

Indoor air pollution increases the chances of chronic lung problems like asthma or Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Insulation has a positive effect on air humidity, creating a balanced and healthy indoor climate.

  • Insulation increases the value of your home.

A properly insulated house with all other energy-saving features increases the value of the property.

  • Insulation saves you money.

  • Insulation increases comfort

  • Simple and safe to handle in DIY installation

  • Non-irritant and non-itchy

  • Lower Manufacturing Costs

  • Safe and Sustainable Materials

Whether you need to add extra insulation to the home or if you need insulation in building a new home, green solutions are the best option because they don’t hurt the environment.

 



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