IPNQuadCore, the new insulated panel core from Kingspan Insulated Panels, has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Product Innovation of the Year’ category at the upcoming Building Awards 2016, the UK’s most prestigious construction industry awards. IPNQuadCore is Kingspan’s most significant insulated panel technology breakthrough in a decade and offers the best thermal, fire and environmental performance of any closed-cell material.
Delivering a thermal improvement of up to 20% over standard polyurethane insulated panel core insulation, IPNQuadCore has an industry-leading lambda value of just 0.018W/m.K and achieves U-values as low as 0.08W/m2K.
This performance means that an enhanced IPNQuadCore building envelope can help achieve six more BREEAM credits in Ene 01 than a typical retail or distribution warehouse. It is also the first closed-cell insulated panel core to get FM 4882 approval for smoke sensitive occupancies. The package of benefits is completed by the addition of the industry’s first 40-year guarantee, which covers both structural and thermal performance of each panel.
Commenting on the shortlisting, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Kingspan Insulated Panels UK & Ireland said:
“Thanks to IPNQuadCore, an energy-efficient commercial or industrial building is no longer a nice-to-have – it’s an essential component of operating a cost-effective business. As more owners opt to benefit in this way, we can expect to see a step change in the energy consumption of the UK’s largest buildings, with a sustainability benefit for all.”
The awards ceremony will take place at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the evening of 22nd November, where winners will be announced.