Factsheets

Insulation material under rainscreen cladding

Whether new or rehabilitated, external wall insulation systems with built-up cladding is increasingly used for its thermal performance and the variety of skins that it offers project owners for esthetic considerations (metal, terra-cotta, wood, resins).

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Manufactured Materials: Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)

Vacuum insulation panels are innovative products whose use requires specifc considerations because of their special characteristics. They are subject to Technical Appraisal (ATec) or Technical Experimentation Assessment (ATEx) procedures.

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Insulation of unused attics with blown-in insulation materials

Causing 30% of all heat loss in homes, the attic represents the largest source of heat loss in uninsulated or under-insulated houses.

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Roof Terraces: Insulation panels for use beneath waterproofing systems for roof terraces

The technique of insulating roof terraces using insulation panels beneath waterproofing systems is commonly used for the thermal insulation of flat or pitched roof terraces for new-build and refurbishment projects.

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Pitched roof for converted attic using role or sheet products

This solution is widely used in both new-build and renovation projects. The principle consists of insulating the roof pitch by inserting thermal insulation between and/or over the roof structure (rafters, trusses, purlins, etc.).

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External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS)

There are many external thermal insulation (ETI) techniques.

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Internal thermal insulation : lining with insulation behind plasterboard fixed to a framing system

Internal thermal insulation is a very widely used solution today. Wall insulation reduces energy consumption, but it also improves building comfort by removing the 'cold wall' effect we feel close to an uninsulated wall, and by limiting surface condensation, ...

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Floors: example of slab laid on soil

Although roofs are one of the largest sources of heat loss, floors are also significant contributors (between 5% and 10% ). So insulating floors makes homes more comfortable and delivers additional energy savings.

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