June is environment month, a chance to reflect and audit the impact of building and construction materials on the environment. ECO-Build is our featured theme for June.
Environmentally Friendly Building Products
Keep interiors warm in winter by insulating the ceiling. Considering that between 40% and 51% of heat is lost through the roof (according to Eskom) insulating the roof is the first step to retaining a cosy warmth in winter. Upgrade roof insulation to ECO-INSULATION.
ECO-INSULATION is 100% environmentally friendly and biodegradable, made locally from recycled newsprint- no glass, plastic or other harmful synthetic products. Made from recycled newsprint and impregnated with internationally used environmentally-friendly fire retardant additives. Suitable for installation in almost all ceilings, irrespective of space and structure, ECO-INSULATION offers exceptional thermal and sound insulation.
The National Building Regulation’s SANS 10400-XA stipulates insulation specifications according to climate zone and it’s R-Value. The R-Value of an insulation product is its ability to restrict heat flow or Thermal Resistance Value (TRV). The greater the R-Value, the greater the insulating effectiveness of the product. ECO-INSULATION has a design specification for each climatic zone. ECO-INSULATION’s combination of exceptional thermal R-Values, sound insulation and its ability to cover 100% of the area being treated, ensure that indoor temperature is ideally regulated, keeping interiors warm in winter and cool in summer; reducing heating and cooling costs.
Being more energy efficient by installing eco-friendly, fire-safe and non-toxic, energy efficient cellulose-fibre thermal ceiling insulation for residential, commercial and industrial buildings aids in reducing the energy required for heating and cooling. ECO-INSULATION adds that in addition to insulation other tips to reduce the environmental footprint and save energy:
- Keeping doors closed in winter ensures only smaller areas are heated more effectively.
- Seal the gaps around windows and doors to retain heat.
- Switch to LEDs – LED light bulbs use 90% less energy than the incandescent bulbs.
- Install dimmer switches
Eco-Insulation is made from a natural product, cellulose emulating a forest canopy. Eco-Insulation has the lowest environmental footprint around.