Sustainable solutions

Published 31 March 2015


Requirements for sustainability are numerous and diverse. To be sustainable, buildings and technical installations must cause minimum impact on the environment (ideally zero), as a result of their operation and construction.


 
Sustainable solutions
Sustainability is a complex concept, requiring all aspects of the performance of installations, and of the components from which they are constructed, to be carefully examined. It is not enough that solutions, such as insulation, contribute positively to reducing energy use and therefore energy-related emissions to the atmosphere, they must also make a positive contribution to sustainability in their manufacture, transportation and contribution to waste reduction.

ISOVER is the world leader in sustainable insulation solutions, combining an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of different markets with a clear focus on providing leading-edge products and systems that offer optimum performance to meet current and future demands.



Optimising energy usage

ISOVER technical insulation solutions have been continously developed over more than 70 years to provide the highest standards of thermal insulation to reduce energy loss in buildings and technical installations. The range of glass wool, stone wool and ULTIMATETM mineral wool solutions allow maximum flexibility for users to achieve optimum energy performance, even in high temperature equipment.

Energy balance

Over a typical installed life of 50 years, ISOVER glass wool, stone wool and ULTIMATETM solutions will save around 100 times the energy used and CO2 emitted during their manufacture, transport and disposal. In most applications, the energy balance switches to positive only a few months after installation.

Raw materials and waste

ISOVER glass wool, stone wool and ULTIMATETM solutions are made from almost 100% natural raw materials, such as sand and volcanic rock, which are abundantly available and continously renewed by natural processes. They are totally recyclable, and include significant volumes of production and post-production waste in their manufacture (up to 80% in glass wool, for instance).

Logistics

ISOVER products are packaged using a new technology that ensures maximum compression and minimum volume in rolls and packs. This make the products easier to handle and transport, and minimises the storage volume required in the warehouse, during transportation and on-site. Reduced transportation requirements help to further reduce environmental impacts by cutting the number of road miles involved and thus reducing transport-related CO2 emissions.