Insulation in Commercial Buildings: Energy and Environmental Benefits

Did you know commercial buildings in developing countries consumes a large portion of primary energy as compared to residential buildings? More than 50% of US energy consumption are counted by commercial infrastructures for their space heating, cooling, cooking, personal computers and other uses. This leads to the maximum CO2 production, environmental pollution and a more worsened global warming condition that is inevitable to stop.

All we can do is improve energy efficiency in the building sector in response to increasing global concern and impact of energy consumption on the environment. Here are a few suggestions from experts to reduce energy consumption as well as related Carbon dioxide gas emission.

Green Insulation

house-in-greenInsulation in a commercial building is an important step towards green infrastructure construction. As it maintains the temperature inside, it significantly reduces the cost of heating and cooling. Roof, wall, floor and wood or metal framing cavities or between furring channel insulation isolates the building from noise pollution, condensation control, environmental sustainability and energy wastage. Designed with environment in mind, Owens Corning insulation with pure-fiber technology contains more than 99% of natural ingredients and includes a minimum of 58% total recycled content, the highest certified recycled content available in the fiberglass industry. The faced and unfaced types are manufactured in compliance with ASTM standard specifications and classified as noncombustible. Green building insulation has become key attributes for higher energy efficiency, occupant comfort, material durability and increased property value.

Green Insulation consideration for commercial building

The ICAA or Insulation Contractors Association Of America recognizes the following categories of insulation in their publication recommended Design Consideration and Guide Specification for Commercial Building Insulation:

• Rigid and semi-rigid foam board insulation.

• Thermal batt and blanket insulation.

• Spray applied polyurethane foam insulation.

• Spray applied fibrous insulation.

• Loose fill insulation.

With these categories in mind, your building will have unparalleled sealing, superior thermal performance, maximum moisture protection, and more structural integrity. By now you might have understood how a temperature controlled work environment is important to health and productivity. Your employees will feel comfortable, more concentrated and yield better performance under a well-insulated building.