Update: This standard has now been superseded. Please see the current version.
High-quality thermal insulation plays a vital role in the energy efficiency of a building. Reducing heating and cooling requirements means reduced greenhouse gas emissions. It can also improve indoor comfort levels, keeping surfaces cool in summer and warm during winter. However, the manufacture of insulation products can have negative environmental impacts depending on the processes involved.
This standard seeks to define good environmental performance benchmarks for bulk insulation materials for use in the construction of buildings. These products form a significant proportion of items manufactured for the thermal insulation of residential, commercial and governmental structures. This standard stipulates the environmental load of such products throughout the significant aspects of their lifecycle.
This standard is applicable to the following categories of insulation products:
resistive-type boards, blankets and batts
loose-fill or spray on thermal insulation
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