Water-resistant insulation in walls may have a key role to play in ensuring homes at risk of flooding can be made habitable again very quickly.
Installing more insulation could boost the public sector's contribution to fighting carbon emissions.
The UK government has been told to act fast over the level of air pollution in cities.
An old warehouse is to be turned into new energy-efficient commercial premises, helped by new insulation.
A mansion in Northumberland is being marketed as much cheaper to run than other similar properties because of its insulation.