Knauf Insulation News

Knauf Insulation Launches A New Sustainability Strategy To Achieve Ambitions For The Future

Knauf Insulation is proud to announce the launch of their new sustainability strategy for Knauf Insulation — ‘For A Better World’. The exciting new strategy reveals their ambitions for the future and focuses on four key sustainable goals: Putting people first, achieving zero carbon, delivering a circular economy, creating better buildings. Sustainable building solutions “We have made a series of long-term commitments to show how each goal will be achieved. But — c...

Eline Lhoest Updates Readers With Knauf Insulation’s Latest COVID-19 Guidelines For Travelers On Holiday

“Looking forward to escaping for a summer holiday this month, but want to ensure the best COVID-19 safety precautions? Knauf Insulation has issued advice for its employees that may provide useful to anyone thinking of taking an August break. The guidelines provide practical measures that can be taken whether you are in an airport, on a flight, in a taxi or settling into a hotel room,” Eline Lhoest says. Philippe Coune, Knauf Insulation’s Group HSE Lead EMEA, said: “We wa...

Knauf Insulation Highlights Building Fire Resilience Best Practises

“Ensuring a building complies with fire regulations is not enough to guarantee its long-term fire resilience”, says Amaya Osácar, Knauf Insulation’s Fire Safety Manager. Most regulations focus on design and building materials, but fail to take into account rebuilding a damaged construction or the ability for a building to recover quickly from a serious fire. Amaya’s call for better building fire resilience comes at a time when the European Union is working on a &e...

Knauf Insulation Research Thermal Insulation In Buildings For Smart And Renewable Energy System

Well-insulated buildings can maintain a comfortable interior temperature for about four days on just a single day of heating enabling them to decarbonize urban environments by optimizing renewable energy sources, says a new study. The research commissioned by Knauf Insulation Italy and supervised by Lorenzo Pagliano, Professor of Building Physics at the Department of Energy of the Polytechnic, University of Milan, found that this long-term temperature storage created flexible physically smart b...

Knauf Insulation’s SUPAFIL Blowing Wool Announced Red List Free

As health and well-being play an increasingly important role in the sustainability of buildings, Knauf Insulation is proud to announce that its SUPAFIL solution is the first blowing wool solution certified in Europe by the DECLARE label. DECLARE demands high levels of transparency and rewards products that do not contain any chemical ingredients featured on a Red List. This is a list of substances that have been designated harmful to health by international health organizations and centralized...

Knauf Insulation Supports New Online Community To Inspire Building Fire Safety

A dynamic new digital community is bringing together fire experts and policy makers to share insight and information as well as inspire improved building fire safety in Europe. Since its official launch in November, the European Fire Safety Community (EFSC) has attracted more than 260 individual members, ranging from firefighters, fire engineers, non-governmental organizations, and researchers to policymakers, architects, association members, and fire specialists. Fire Safe Europe The communi...

Knauf Insulation Launches As Safe As Home Campaign To Encourage New Safe Working Environment

The campaign highlights how everyone at the company must continue to take an uncompromising approach to health and safety as Knauf Insulation adjusts to a new working environment shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Knauf Insulation’s CEO Jean-Claude Carlin, said: “Knauf Insulation must always be ‘As Safe As Home’ and this new campaign underlines everything that we have learnt from the COVID crisis.” Well-Being of colleagues “Safety has always been our first pr...

Knauf Insulation Opens A New Experience Center In Belgium To Inspire Building Excellence Across Europe

Knauf Insulation is celebrating the official opening of its new Experience Center in Belgium — a new knowledge base designed to inspire building excellence across Europe. The new center will provide practical insight into how to create low-carbon, energy efficient buildings that are healthy, comfortable and fire safe while tackling Europe’s unskilled labor crisis by equipping installers with the expertise they need to deliver real energy-saving performance. Photovoltaic electricity...

Knauf Insulation Can’t Ignore Demand For Certified Low-Emission Products

Demand is growing for certified low-emission building products as consumers, regulators, Green Building Rating Systems (GBRS) and the EU Commission in LEVEL(s) place a strong emphasis on the health and comfort in buildings, said Vincent Briard, Sustainability & Product Regulatory Affairs Director told an international conference on Tuesday, January 30. Speaking at a conference about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) organized by certification organization Eurofins in Germany, Vincent said c...

Knauf Insulation Works Closely With The Building Information Modelling (BIM) To Shape Digital Future

Knauf Insulation is pioneering an exciting new approach to Building Information Modelling (BIM) - a digital revolution that will completely transform the construction industry. BIM enables the creation of virtual representations of buildings using data-rich digital files that allow specifiers to gain advance insight into issues such as energy performance or environmental impact. As these building models can be revised digitally, specifiers, contractors and investors can make changes before cons...

Knauf Rocksilk FireTech Slab Upgrades Fire Performance Of A Basement Car Park In Ireland

Knauf Insulation’s Rocksilk FireTech Slab is a high density, resilient and non-combustible rock mineral wool slab The lightweight and slim construction of Knauf Insulation’s Rocksilk® FireTech Slab has led SIG plc to specify 4,500m2 of the insulation, to upgrade the fire performance of a basement car park in Ireland. Effective and user-friendly The two-storey car park in Dublin is constructed of steel beams and columns, which includes an innovative car lifti...

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