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Kingspan first insulation to get BES 6001

The ability to demonstrate responsible sourcing back up the supply chain is becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive and environmentally aware market. Kingspan Insulation is proud to announce that it is the first insulation manufacturer to be certified to the demanding BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products standard. All Kooltherm, KoolDuct and Therma insulation products and cavity closers manufactured at Kingspan Insulation’s British manufacturing facilities are now certified to BES 6001 ‘Very Good’. The BRE framework standard BES 6001 was developed to enable manufacturers to prove that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. The standard describes the organisational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social aspects that must be addressed in order to ensure the responsible sourcing of construction products. Kingspan gained every credit that is available in BES6

Kingspan News: Next generation insulation for exclusive development

A stylish purpose built development of three houses in Buckingham Road, Leeds is the latest project to benefit from OPTIM-R - an optimum performance Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) from market leaders Kingspan Insulation. With great links to the city centre and within walking distance of Headingley this exclusive project offers occupants the opportunity to benefit from city living in a leafy location.  Each of the three houses has two double bedrooms, one bathroom and a balcony. The Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System installed by APP Construction was the product of choice for architects West & Machell, as it ensured an even transition between the indoor and outdoor levels onto the balcony without losing space from the bedrooms below, whilst also attaining an impressive U-value of 0.14 W/m2.K. This was achieved using 40 mm of Kingspan OPTIM-R overlaid with 25 mm of Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC / FM. Steve Sullivan, Contracts Manager for APP Construction c


ECO SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON LONG-TERM SOCIAL VALUE, NOT SHORT-TERM ENERGY EFFICIENCY SAVINGS, SAYS PANEL OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS ROCKWOOL launches refurbishment and regeneration forum series to share ideas and best practice on making ECO a success ECO* funding has to meet the long-term property refurbishment needs of local authorities, not ‘merely’ act as a box ticking exercise to deliver short term energy savings improvements. That was the conclusion from the first of a series of roundtable debates, that provide a forum for local authorities and energy saving experts to share innovative ideas and best practice on how to kick start the retrofit revolution, hosted by energy efficiency solutions provider ROCKWOOL. Marking nearly nine months since ECO started, the first of the ROCKWOOL ECO roundtables took place on 10th September 2013, and following the discussions, ROCKWOOL has developed five ‘best practice’ guidelines on how to access ECO funding and to ensure the long