Buildings play an essential role in culture and they are an important facet of modern lifestyle where we produce a positive difference. Sustainability should be viewed in the holistic sense.
While the building sector has a significant impact on CO2 and waste, renovating existing buildings can reduce energy usage by 80%, thereby making them more resource-efficient. Healthy and fire resilient buildings provide residents with increased comfort. Taking energy effectiveness, durability, circularity and fire resilience into consideration is key to designing to deliver high-performing, more sustainable buildings.
Rockwool or stonewool insulation is an all natural item formed when metal is spun into a fibrous materials, applicable for many uses, but many implemented as insulation typically. Rockwool includes no asbestos, chemical or formaldehyde additives. In addition, it is durable and will maintain its preliminary characteristics and functionality for the entire life of the building. Rockwool can be non-combustible and will not absorb wetness and lacks the capability to support mildew or fungus therefore, so won’t turn into a contributor to poor Indoor QUALITY OF AIR.
Rockwool is effective in increasing a building’s energy effectiveness, durability, circularity and resilience to fire while allowing people to live more comfortably. It can be retro-fitted to building both in a slab and spray-on form.
Rockwool Building Slabs are a range of rigid and semi-rigid, fire resistant insulation bats. The standard products are supplied un-faced, but they can also be manufactured with a factory applied foil or tissue facing, they are also available in a water repellent grade. Higher densities are particularly good for use in sound studios and commercial and commercial areas where, for instance, machine noise is normally prevalent.
Granulated spray form of rockwool can be applied over foam insulation supplying additional insulation characteristics.
We’ve taken great strides in lowering negative impacts in the environment which come from the mining and harvesting by the use of recycleables. Through the years the option of low priced byproducts with very similar make-up as mined rock have already been offered. Rockwool is now typically manufactured from the residue of steel industry blast furnaces, called slag, and so is considered a recycled and waste reducing technology. The finished product goes well beyond the 60% recycled components level.
An attribute that our products provide is sound attenuation. Our Rockwool Premium Plus™ Insulation absorb sound that passes between partition walls and floor / ceiling applications and are capable of providing sound transmission coefficients (STC’s) that improve the indoor environmental quality for the occupants of the building resulting is less building materials required.
Rockwool Premium Plus™ reduces energy use, and therefore reduces CO2 emissions as well providing thermal comfort and ease designed for building occupants. Add to this the long-lasting recyclable nature of the product and it’s primary production out of industry waste materials, Rockwool insulation is an environmentally sound, green building material.
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