Kingspan reports sustainability success & net zero energy progress
Kingspan Insulation UK has published its latest Sustainability & Responsibility Report, highlighting a year of continued growth and sustainable development.
To ensure transparency, the report has been conducted under the rigorous requirements of international independent standards organization the Global Reporting Initiative. As per Kingspan’s previous reports, the company was assessed against the GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Framework Level B+, which is backed with external assurances.
The report highlights the company’s continued work towards the goal of net zero energy demand across all Kingspan Insulation UK sites.
A range of energy saving measures have been implemented at the firm’s manufacturing facility in Pembridge, Herefordshire, and two new anaerobic digesters are now providing heat and power to the site.
Kingspan Insulation is firmly committed to maintaining the highest standards in responsible sourcing. All Kooltherm, KoolDuct and Therma insulation products and cavity closers manufactured at its sites in Selby and Pembridge are now certified as ‘Excellent’ under the the BES 6001 (Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products) standard.
The report also provides an overview of the latest product developments, with the Kingspan Optim-R vacuum insulation panel moving into full scale production. The panels provide an optimum level of thermal efficiency, with a minimal product thickness, and a number of new system applications have been brought to market, including the popular Kingspan Optim-R balcony and terrace system.
Kingspan has also announced the launch of a new 172mm Kingspan TEK panel, which allows U-values of 0.16 W/m2K, or better, to be achieved in both Kingspan TEK building systems and Kingspan TEK cladding panel applications, without the need for additional insulation.