How spray foam insulation can help with energy conservation
Buildings are the source of some 21% of total carbon emissions (Carbon Footprint), although in the UK, this figure is nearer to 45%. Some 65% of these buildings are wholly or partly of flat roofed construction (offices, schools, sports facilities, storage blocks etc) constructed between 1960 and 1990, with poor insulation qualities. The effects of this have significant direct implications for maintenance / heating costs.
The Government’s key role is to move the UK towards a more low carbon economy. This is being done through a combination of regulations and incentives helping to stimulate the development and introduction of low carbon technologies.
The Climate Change Act 2008 sets legally binding emission reduction targets for 2020 (reductions of 34% in greenhouse gas emissions) and introduces five yearly carbon budgets to help ensure that these targets are met. Energy production is responsible for much of CO2 emissions and this being the case, government policy is to help move the UK economy to a low carbon energy supply.
The application of a specialist rigid spray to the underside of roofing greatly enhances insulation and reduces heating costs. Our spray applied seamless elastomer coating is durable, hard wearing, tough and resilient. This product can be applied most effectively to large areas of roofing in one application, making this a highly cost effective solution.
Flat roofs having inadequate insulation qualities fail to meet today’s stringent building controls / regulations. Our system coating can be applied in any thicknesses from 25mm to 250mm, to meet varying requirements. Assorted finishes can be applied and a fibreglass content can be integrated, where heavy ‘foot traffic’ is likely. The product contains no solvents and is fully compliant with current V.O.C. regulations. In addition, it can be applied under weather conditions as low as -30c degrees.
When taken in conjunction with improved or newly installed products, this Polyurea sprayed surfacing can show significant contributions towards improved energy efficiency performance / carbon reduction targets.