Insulation and its impact
By reducing energy consumption, it is estimated that insulation cuts pollution from the utility infrastructure, slashing carbon dioxide emission by 780 million tons globally every year. This is the equivalent to the annual electricity use of over 90 million homes. Knauf Insulation’s goal is to provide products and services that conserve energy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future.
In the average life of a building insulation saves over 1500 times the energy used in its manufacture.
To supply sustainable high performance insulation products for enhanced energy efficiency in buildings, we continually strive for improvements in both manufacturing operations and product design.
Our climate is changing. To slow the current rate of global warming, we need to dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. In Australia, 40% of our energy use is consumed in buildings.
The largest contribution to saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions will come from driving energy efficiency in buildings. One of the easiest and most important ways we can save energy is through insulating our buildings.
Knauf Insulation has launched a new generation of Glasswool using patented ECOSE® Technology which reduces the product’s embodied energy and delivers superior environmental sustainability.