INSIGHT SERIES: Unlocking BREEAM credits with IPNQuadCore

BREEAM

With 40% of Europe’s carbon emissions attributed to building stock, it is no surprise that developers and owners are under increasing pressure from regulators and the wider public to create sustainable buildings that deliver better environmental performance.

As anyone in the construction industry will know, BREEAM is the world’s most recognised environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. So, whether requested by the client or encouraged by the architect, more and more buildings are being designed to achieve either ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’ BREEAM ratings.

Its up to manufacturers like Kingspan to play their part by providing the products and systems that help specifiers and contractors accrue the number of BREEAM credits required to achieve these ratings.

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IPNQuadCore is a great example of this. 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.

IPNQuadCore delivers a thermal improvement of up to 20% over standard polyurethane insulated panel core insulation and has an industry-leading lambda value of just 0.018W/m.K, achieving 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.  So, with the difference between a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’ and ‘outstanding’ being four credits, it is clear to see how innovations like IPNQuadCore are making the difference.

With 40% of Europe’s carbon emissions attributed to building stock, it is no surprise that developers and owners are under increasing pressure from regulators and the wider public to create sustainable buildings that deliver better environmental performance.

As anyone in the construction industry will know, BREEAM is the world’s most recognised environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. So, whether requested by the client or encouraged by the architect, more and more buildings are being designed to achieve either ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’ BREEAM ratings.

Its up to manufacturers like Kingspan to play their part by providing the products and systems that help specifiers and contractors accrue the number of BREEAM credits required to achieve these ratings.

IPNQuadCore is a great example of this. 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.

IPNQuadCore delivers a thermal improvement of up to 20% over standard polyurethane insulated panel core insulation and has an industry-leading lambda value of just 0.018W/m.K, achieving 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. So, with the difference between a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’ and ‘outstanding’ being four credits, it is clear to see how innovations like IPNQuadCore are making the difference.

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