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The mineral
wool industry:
a knowledge-based approach to sustainability
The correct thermal and acoustical insulation of the building
envelope, increasing the health and safety of the buildings’
occupants and efficient production are important, but not
sufficient. Insulation is only one element of the sustainable
construction building chain. It is important to note that the
use of sustainable building materials does not always result
in sustainable buildings while, on the contrary, it is technically
possible to make sustainable buildings from unsustainable
A sustainable building is a holistic concept where
good functional and technical design fits the needs over their
long lifetime and products used are installed to deliver their
maximum contribution.
Standard setting for building products takes place in CEN,
the European standardisation body. Mineral wool producers
participate actively in promoting strict standards in terms of