Celotex and Sustainability
Did you know?
- Energy used in homes is responsible for over 25% of the UK’s CO2 emissions
- UK households account for 61% (and rising) of total UK gas consumption
- UK householder spending on energy has doubled since 2003. A household is deemed fuel poor if it spends more than 10% of its income keeping warm
- 45% of heat is lost through uninsulated solid walls. Installing solid wall insulation nationwide could save up to 14m tonnes of CO2. That’s the equivalent emissions of 3.5 million cars!
- 2.3 million solid wall installations are required by 2022 to meet current climate change targets
- High performance thermal insulation continues to be one of the most cost effective measures for improving thermal efficiency and tackling climate change
Be it for new buildings or the refurbishment of existing stock, Celotex provides some of the best solutions to assist with the reduction in carbon emissions and is committed to helping the industry achieve its reduction targets as well as reducing fuel poverty.
This year we featured a sustainability specific Technical Twitter Takeover, focusing on some commonly asked questions relating to sustainability. So, without further ado…
Does Celotex responsibly source it’s materials? Celotex and it’s primary raw material suppliers all adhere to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System #Sustainability
Is Celotex insulation environmentally friendly to make? Over time PIR insulation saves over 100 times more energy than was used in its manufacture*.
Can I assess the overall efficiency of my building? Yes. SAP and SBEM calculations can be carried out on new dwellings and new commercial buildings respectively. The Celotex Energy Assessment Service provides a comprehensive range of energy efficiency and sustainability services. Download the Celotex Energy Assessment Guide.
Can Celotex be used to insulate my walls, floors and roofs to help save heating costs? Celotex can be
used in all elements, improving the insulation envelope which will improve efficiency and reduce your heating costs. According to the Energy Saving’s Trust, a third of the cost of heating your home is lost through the walls. Installing Celotex cavity wall insulation can save you up to £140 per year on your heating bills. Also, check your loft insulation. Installing Celotex in to your loft could save you £175 off your energy bills every year!
Can Celotex be recycled? Yes. However, due to levels of boards available for recycling, any commercial recycling is not viable currently.
Do off-cuts of Celotex have to be disposed of at specialist facilities? Celotex off-cuts can be disposed of at normal houshold waste centres.
Does Celotex adhere to the CE marking scheme? Celotex products are CE marked demonstrating that they meet EU environmental health and safety requirements. All CE marking documents are available via the website at – http://www.celotex.co.uk/resources/ce-marking
What are the sustainability properties of Celotex? Celotex achieves A+ compared with the BRE Green Guide and has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) rating. Additionally, the blowing agent used has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).
For more information on our low carbon sustainable solutions, please visit the Celotex Sustainability page of the website.
*Source: PU Europe: Sustainability and polyurethane insulation – Today’s solutions for tomorrow’s needs)