Kingspan Insulation has published its latest Sustainability & Responsibility Report, highlighting a year of continued growth and sustainable development. To ensure transparency, this report has once again been conducted under the rigorous requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Framework Level B+ and is backed with external assurances.
The report highlights the continued work towards Net Zero Energy across all Kingspan Insulation 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 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.
A 172 mm thickness of Kingspan TEK panel has also been introduced. The new panels allow U-values of 0.16 W/m2.K, or better, to be achieved in both Kingspan TEK Building System and Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel applications, without the need for additional insulation.
The report forms a key part of Kingspan Insulation’s programme of continued development, setting clear targets for the firm to meet in a number of areas over the coming years.