Mineral wool insulation saves energy and reduces emissions
Buildings are the EU’s single largest energy user. Heating, cooling and building-use are responsible for over a third of the EU’s total CO2 emissions.
Mineral wool insulation provides a barrier to heat’s natural tendency to flow to colder surfaces. Properly installed, it will cost-effectively reduce heating and cooling demand, increase overall energy efficiency resulting in substantial energy savings and carbon emission reductions over the lifetime of buildings.
How well a material transmits heat through itself is known as thermal conductivity, measured by the lambda value a.k.a. watts per metre per degrees Kelvin (W/mK). The lower the value – the better the insulating material will be. For construction purposes, a material is defined as insulating if its thermal conductivity is less than 0.065 W/mK – and typical thermal conductivity values of mineral wool insulation are between 0.0031 and 0.0045 W/mK (ƛ-value)
Amazingly, up to 80% of all of the energy used by European buildings could be saved by using existing, well-proven technology such as mineral wool insulation. The most sustainable energy is saved energy!