Tag Archives: insulation

The Passive House: ISOPA’s contribution to meeting the EU climate and energy goals

Over the past years, Europe has strived to become a global leader in the fight against the climate change. This … Continue reading...

Food Waste: A Target and then What? ISOPA gathers stakeholders around the table

Time to bring the future of food waste to the table

Nearly two months after the publication of the European Continue reading...

Polyurethanes and the cold food chain: time to talk about food security

In 2015 Milan will host the Universal Exposition entitled “Feeding the Planet, Energy for life”. It will focus on nutrition … Continue reading...

UK PassivHaus schools point the way to a brighter, healthier, energy-saving future

The PassivHaus concept is increasingly becoming part of mainstream building techniques. Less familiar however, even to sustainability aficionados, are PassivHaus … Continue reading...

Watch out (drum roll please) … here comes the polyurethane Passive House roof!

As your reading this, the polyurethane Passive House roof is on its way to the construction site where it will … Continue reading...

Introducing the Polyurethanes Passive House project

A while ago we decided to build a passive house to illustrate what we have been saying about polyurethanes for years: it is sustainable, comfortable and versatile. We therefore had the idea to build a house according to one of the most efficient construction standards, the passive house standard. But we wanted to do so using polyurethane materials wherever we could. Today we are pleased to launch the project and the website www.polyurethanes.org/passivehouse, where you will be able to follow the construction process step by step.

The secret power of wall insulation and A-rated boilers

The secret power of wall insulation and A-rated boilers Who said insulation wasn’t a sexy topic? - To be honest, pretty much everyone! And this is despite the obvious benefits of good insulation: it saves money, it is good for the environment and it is not rocket science. Polyurethanes are among the best-performing insulation materials, so we are fairly used to hammering these arguments at Polyurethanes. But in order to convince, Friends of the Earth UK ( FoE UK ) decided on a new approach; Inspired by US President Barack Obama’s most famous statement on energy efficiency “insulation is sexy stuff” (Watch it here), they recently released a must-see video illustrating the quote.