Low-E Insulation has one of the lowest Carbon Footprints (or GWP Global Warming Potential) of any Insulation product of sale today in the UK. To carry out this complicated assessment Low-E acquired the assistance of C-Tech innovations [an independent third party]. To do this C-Tech used the recognised CCalC (Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle) tool.
The equation for product carbon foot printing is the sum of all materials, energy and waste across all activities in a product’s life cycle by their emission factors. The calculation in this instance involves dividing the activity data associated with the production of one roll of insulation to give CO² per unit (roll).
Low-E’s low Carbon Footprint is due in no small part to our patented production method which completely eliminates the use of glues, adhesives or solvents. A current project running at the University of Salford’s state-of-the-art Energy House will show real life Carbon Savings involved with fitting Low-E. We are very confident that Low-E will prove itself as the first Carbon Negative Insulation product.
Below is a diagram showing a process map of production through to distribution.
**CCalC tool The CCalC tool was developed by Manchester University and is a Carbon Vision Industry Project funded by the Carbon Trust, EPSRC
(Engineering & Physical Science Research Council) and NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) and follows the internallionally accepted life cycle
methodology as defined by ISO 14044 and PAS2050.