Lucideon, the international materials consultancy, is pleased to announce the publication of the technical paper ‘Energy Saving: The UK Approach to Insulating the Fabric of Existing Masonry Houses’.
Written by Dr Geoff Edgell, Director and Principal Construction Consultant at Lucideon, the paper highlights the requirement to reduce energy waste from homes in the UK and discusses the methods engaged to try and increase insulation levels in existing stock, as well as evaluating their successes and short comings. The technical paper was initially presented at the Twelfth North American Masonry Conference (12NAMC), University of Colorado, Denver, 17 – 20 May 2015.
Dr Geoff Edgell said:
“The government has committed itself to reducing the levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. A large proportion of UK housing is old and poorly insulated, leading to the loss of heat and increased energy usage.
“Schemes have been introduced to promote energy saving action in existing UK homes but as discussed in the paper, there are some practicalities which prevent the maximum benefit being achieved. It is important that we find ways to ensure energy waste is reduced wherever possible if we are to meet the 2050 targets.”
Lucideon offers a wide range of construction testing facilities, including hygrothermal performance for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) and dynamic wind loading and uplift testing, for external wall insulation (EWI) systems and solar panels. To ensure the maximum up-take of energy saving schemes and to help meet the 2050 emission targets, it is imperative that the materials and products being developed perform to the highest standards prior to going to market.
Download the free technical paper at www.lucideon.com/construction.