Knauf Insulation has launched the first carbon neutral loft insulation product in the UK. CarbonZero Loft Roll was unveiled to the public at Ecobuild 2008.
CarbonZero is a glass mineral wool quilt with superb thermal performance, sound absorption and fire resistance. It is designed for use within pitched roofs at ceiling level with timber joists at either 400mm or 600mm centres. It can also be used to thermally insulate floors or wherever a lightweight mineral quilt is required.
CarbonZero's manufacture has a low impact on the environment and is classified as Zero ODP and Zero GWP, meaning it is free from CFCs, HCFCs and any other material with ozone depletion properties. Like all of Knauf Insulation's glasswool products, it is also made from a high content of recycled glass bottles. To offset any carbon produced during its manufacture and transportation of CarbonZero, Knauf Insulation has invested in carbon reduction initiatives such as renewable energy and re-forestation.
Commenting on the launch of Carbon Zero, Lydia Sharples, head of communications for Knauf said: "From a sustainability point of view, 2008 is a massive year for the construction industry, both from a new build and refurbishment perspective. As a leading manufacturer, Knauf Insulation wants to give its customers the option of a product that takes the exceptional environmental credentials of glasswool to an even higher level. The response to CarbonZero has been incredible.
"CarbonZero Loft Roll, which is unique to the UK, has been developed in direct response to the demanding new requirements which have been set for the housebuilding industry. Climate change affects all of us and it is only by working together that solutions to prevent further damage to the environment can be developed. We are looking forward to displaying CarbonZero, along with our other environmentally beneficial products, at this year's Ecobuild."
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