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1 Sustainability The Drive to Zero Carbon The Drive to Zero Carbon 1

2 The Drive to Zero Carbon Nottingham City Homes Multi-million pound social housing investment to upgrade the solid walls of thousands of homes in Nottingham. Celotex plasterboard laminates were used as part of an energy supplier funded programme. The Bigger Picture Carbon Reduction Programmes UK Building Regulations Climate change remains one of the world s greatest environmental challenges. The UK continue to set a leading example by introducing carbon reduction programmes for the built environment which work above and beyond those of Europe and the rest of the world. Celotex is the UK s leading manufacturer of PIR insulation. With a continual commitment for innovation, technical excellence and an unrivalled product and service package, we continually develop our products and environmental credentials in line with current and future Building Regulation policy. Celotex offer low carbon sustainable solutions and are committed to helping the industry deliver its CO 2 reduction targets. The Climate Change Act sets the UK the world s first legally binding framework for carbon reduction. The UK has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by The UK built environment and construction industry have a vital role to play in meeting the UK s carbon targets. For example, CO 2 emissions from dwellings and non-domestic buildings represent 27% and 18% of the UK s total CO 2 emissions respectively. Alongside this, around 10% of UK emissions are associated with the manufacture and transport of construction materials and the construction process. Within the UK, a range of carbon reduction programmes exist to ensure that both new build and refurbishment schemes look to increase the overall energy efficiency of UK buildings and place greater emphasis on a fabric first approach to design and build. Implemented with effect from April 2014, the new Approved Document L (Part L) for England calls for an overall 6% carbon reduction for new domestic buildings. New non-domestic buildings have a 9% reduction target. These are both when compared to previous 2010 Regulation levels. Building Regulation updates targets are also due for implementation for Wales in June 2014 and also to Section 6 for Scotland in October These new Regulations represent a vital step change towards zero carbon homes and buildings. The introduction of the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES) as part of the new Part L Regulations promotes a fabric first approach for compliance to new Regulations, ensuring that all buildings have a higher level of fabric performance than previously required. 2 Sustainability

3 Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) For existing buildings, the Government s flagship programme Green Deal offers homeowners as well as businesses the opportunity to apply for up-front finance to install energy efficient measures. Alongside this, the new ECO programme will provide extra financial assistance for priority groups and householders in older properties. ECO finance is provided by major energy suppliers. With up to seven million solid wall properties requiring insulation upgrades, ECO will see an increased focus on solid wall measures which did not benefit from previous CERT and CESP schemes. Doncaster NHS Centre Celotex A+ rating was a key consideration for the insulation used within a new 6.5m NHS Health Centre in Doncaster. High environmental principles and strong green credentials were paramount for this new state-of-the-art community facility. The Shires, Yeovil The Drive to Zero Carbon 3

4 Celotex. The Sustainable Solution High Performance Insulation Celotex products deliver high levels of thermal performance. Suitable for use within a number of applications within the building fabric, the specification of Celotex products will significantly contribute to improving the energy efficiency of the UK s building stock. Energy Saving Celotex manufacture solutions that start saving energy as soon as they are installed. Over its useful life, PIR insulation saves over 100 times more energy than was used in its manufacture.* *(Source: PU Europe: Sustainability and polyurethane insulation Today s solutions for tomorrow s needs) Better U-values and Thinner Solutions 4 For new build and refurbishment schemes, be it either for dwellings or non-domestic buildings, Celotex will deliver better U-values and with some of the thinnest products available. Celotex 5000 series products achieve lambda values of W/mK and also feature Celotex IQ super low emissivity facings which can further improve the thermal performance of applications which contain a cavity airspace. Sustainability

5 Third Party Approvals Environmental Impact As leaders within the PIR market, Celotex possess a suite of third party approvals to provide independent validation of product performance. A range of BBA certificates verify both lambda and emissivity performance. All Celotex products are CE marked in accordance with BS EN or BS EN Environmental impact is becoming an increasingly more important consideration during the specification process. Through its BRE Approved Environmental Profile, Celotex is able to independently certify the environmental impact for a selection of its product ranges. Green Guide Rating ISO Celotex was the first PIR manufacturer to achieve an A+ Green Guide rating. This rating has been maintained through ongoing recertification and now includes even more Celotex products as part of the profile. Celotex products are all manufactured in accordance with the environmental management system ISO As well as this, the suppliers of the principal raw materials used in the manufacture of Celotex products also possess this standard allowing a credit to be achieved within the Materials category of BREEAM assessments. Measured by the BRE s Ecopoint rating, Celotex achieve the lowest environmental impact of any PIR manufacturer and from its most recent recertification, has improved this impact by over 5% since Moreover, when compared to the generic PIR Ecopoint score, Celotex impact is over 20% better than that of noncertified PIR manufacturers. Watermead Business Park, Leicestershire Cundalls Road, Ware, Hertfordshire The first carbon negative Passivhaus commercial office in England. Celotex was used in the external walls. The occupants predicted almost 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions would be saved every year compared to their previous offices. Air-tightness levels showed an 800% reduction compared to Building Regulation standards. New build housing programme where Celotex insulation was specified in the cavity walls to assist in achieving a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 rating without the need for renewable technologies. The Drive to Zero Carbon 5

6 Key Facts Celotex offer low carbon, sustainable solutions including: The first PIR manufacturer to achieve an A+ rating when compared to the BRE Green Guide* An approved BRE Environmental Profile delivering the lowest environmental impact of any PIR manufacturer Third party approved thermal performance as low as 0.021W/mK with Celotex 5000 series products, providing premium thermal efficiency for low U-values and maximising energy savings Products that save over 100 times more energy than that used in manufacture Low GWP and zero ODP ratings across all products Credits within the relevant categories of programmes such as BREEAM Certification to the Environmental Management System ISO highlighting further our commitment to the principles of sustainability Approval from a range of leading third party certification bodies including the BBA & BRE Product thicknesses from 12mm to 200mm offering the broadest range of solutions suitable for new build and refurbishment projects. *A+ approval does not apply to all Celotex products 6 Sustainability

7 Specification Support Celotex provide outstanding levels of technical expertise through two industry leading services. The Celotex Technical Centre are on hand to help you choose the most appropriate product to meet your requirements as well as all you need to know for compliance to new UK Building Regulations. This includes advice and information on our environmental credentials. Also, the Celotex Energy Assessment service offer a range of services including SAP and SBEM energy calculations and bespoke thermal modelling. Sustainability statements for BREEAM assessments as well as pre-tender planning services are also available. Further information on these services is available at celotex.co.uk Bedford University 2,500m² of Celotex insulation was used as part of the University of Bedford s new campus centre. The building achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent. Kentgate, Lake District Luxurious riverside apartments in the Lake District. The project was marked as a commitment to the principles of sustainable construction with Celotex integrated into the structure s timber frame creating a more thermally efficient envelope. The Drive to Zero Carbon 7

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