In-Door Air Quality

Airborne fibres from some insulation are considered carcinogenic and can seriously damage health.

Low-E® Insulation has no fibres and is In-Door Air Quality Approved.

Does your insulation absorb heat and moisture?

Low-E® Insulation works differently to traditional insulation.

Local Authority Building Control Accepted

EN 16012 Tested and Compliant. 25 years of experience, testing and approvals have kept Low-E® Insulation at the forefront of the industry.

Fire Lab Tested

Low-E® Insulation is Class A/Class 1 Fire Rated and is suitable where other reflective insulation is not.

This is Low-E® Reflective Foil Insulation.

It’s reflective because it’s aluminium. Only aluminium has an emissivity value of 0.03 and reflects 97% radiant heat

CARBON FOOTPRINT OF LOW-E REFLECTIVE FOIL INSULATION

Low-E Insulation has one of the lowest Carbon Footprints (or GWP Global Warming Potential) of any Insulation product of sale today in the UK. To carry out this complicated assessment Low-E acquired the assistance of C-Tech innovations [an independent third party]. To do this C-Tech used the recognised CCalC (Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle) tool.

The equation for product carbon foot printing is the sum of all materials, energy and waste across all activities in a product’s life cycle by their emission factors. The calculation in this instance involves dividing the activity data associated with the production of one roll of insulation to give CO² per unit (roll).

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Carbon footprint of a given pack = Activity data (mass/volume/kWh/km) / Emission factor (CO2e)

Process Emissions per 1000 Rolls Emissions per Roll Emissions per M2
Raw Materials 16710 kg CO2e 16.71 kg CO2e 0.359 kg CO2e
Transport 310 kg CO2e 0.31 kg CO2e 0.006 kg CO2e
Storage 0 kg CO2e 0 kg CO2e 0 kg CO2e
Total 17020 kg CO2e 17.02 kg CO2e 0.366 kg CO2e

Low-E’s low Carbon Footprint is due in no small part to our patented production method which completely eliminates the use of glues, adhesives or solvents. A current project running at the University of Salford’s state-of-the-art Energy House will show real life Carbon Savings involved with fitting Low-E. We are very confident that Low-E will prove itself as the first Carbon Negative Insulation product.

Below is a diagram showing a process map of production through to distribution.

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