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See below how Insulation Solutions by ISOVER can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Low Carbon Design

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The number of points is given for only information purpose. Saint-Gobain, in anyway, shall not guarantee or not be held liable for non-fulfillment of the certification which includes a broader package than constructions products employed for the targeted building.
Up to 3 credits (all buildings)

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Key contribution

By providing insulation materials that promote energy efficiency, ISOVER contributes effectively to reducing building energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.


To encourage the adoption of design measures, which reduce building energy consumption and associated carbon emissions and minimise reliance on active building services systems.

Requirement summary

Analysis of the proposed building design and development is undertaken to identify opportunities for and encourage the adoption of passive design solutions, including free cooling in order to reduce the overall building energy demand. A feasibility study has been carried out to establish the most appropriate on site or near site low or zero carbon energy sources for the building or development, and is specified.

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Our contribution

Buildings account for some 40% of our energy use in the industrialized world so there is huge savings potential in making them more energy efficient. Heating and cooling account for two thirds of a building’s total energy consumption. A large amount of this energy is wasted due to a poorly insulated building envelope that lacks airtightness. Insulation is the most cost effective way to reduce energy consumption in buildings and cut associated greenhouse gas emissions.

The most inexpensive energy is the one that is not consumed in the first place. It does not need to be generated, imported or paid for.

Naturally, this also doesn’t have any harmful effects on either human beings or the environment. Compared to an uninsulated building, an insulated construction ensures up to 80% of a reduction in energy consumption.