Tag Archives: sustainability

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.

Copenhagen catching up with pioneer cities on Green roofs

I recently went to Copenhagen for the first time; it felt like having landed in a haven of well-being, green and leafy. Copenhagen is one of these cities concerned with a certain harmony between urban environments and natural habitats. Back in Brussels I discovered that the Copenhagen City Council adopted a mandatory legislation to increase the number of green roofs last year.

Foaming An Opinion: the Polyurethanes blog

Welcome to Foaming an Opinion, the blog we opened for the Polyurethanes campaign! The organization behind the campaign and this blog is called ISOPA. We are the association representing the European Producers of diisocyanate and polyols, the main building blocks for polyurethanes.

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.