It’s all a question of balance. For a product to be considered truly green, it needs to save more energy in use than is used in making it. In fact, research has shown that over its lifetime, a typical glass wool product saves over 300 times the energy used in its manufacture and transport. That’s what makes glass wool so exceptional from an environmental point of view.
But there are even more ways Superglass products benefit the environment.
For example, we manufacture all our glass wool insulation products from post-consumer waste, which would otherwise be diverted to landfill.
Our aqueous waste and fibre waste are both recycled to prevent going to sewer or landfill; advances in our melting process mean we use less energy in production; and our products are compress-packed to around one-ninth of their original volume, reducing transport costs and the amount of packaging.
When you combine all of these benefits with our support of the Government’s environmental initiatives, we’re sure you’ll agree that Superglass insulation is one of the most environmentally-friendly construction materials available.
In today’s highly-regulated construction industry, Superglass insulation is ideal – mainly because it’s able to meet ever-more testing demands easily.
One of the material’s primary benefits is its ability to restrict heat transfer in a building, making it warmer in winter and cooler in summer to reduce the need for heating and cooling (and in turn, energy consumption and CO2 emissions).
By absorbing sound energy, glass mineral wool improves the acoustic performance of walls, floors and roofs and restricts noise transfer within a structure, between two buildings or to the outside world.
Superglass products are classified as non-combustible with a Reaction to Fire Classification A1 when tested to BS EN 13501-1. Glass mineral wool provides in-built fire protection and effectively contributes to the fire safety of buildings.
Glass mineral wool not only saves energy in use, but also in its manufacture. It reduces heating and cooling requirements so efficiently, it saves many times the energy used in sourcing the raw materials, manufacture, distribution and installation. And as it’s made from up to 84% recycled glass, it reduces waste disposal and saves valuable resources – giving Superglass products a Generic BRE Green Guide rating of A+.
Not only do we have a first class product range and leading-edge manufacturing in place but, by forging close relationships with a nationwide network of merchants and distributors, we can deliver so much more. Our partnerships with our supply chain are key to providing a one-to-one level of service to specifiers and end users, a package that’s constantly reviewed and improved to meet their changing needs.