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See below how Insulation Solutions by ISOVER can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Innovation.

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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 10 credits (all buildings)

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Key contribution

ISOVER efforts in promoting sustainable building principles focus both on breakthrough innovations and on continuous improvements, in response to customer needs. 


To support innovation within the construction industry through the recognition of sustainability related benefits which are not rewarded by standard BREEAM issues.

Requirement summary

There are two ways to benefit from the Innovation credits: either by meeting the exemplary level of building performance defined for one or more of the BREEAM issues such as Hea 02 Indoor Air Quality or Wst 01 construction waste management. Or by using an “approved innovation”: any technology, method or process that can be shown to improve the sustainability performance of a building’s design, construction, operation, maintenance or demolition, and which is approved as innovative by BRE Global.

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Our contribution

Option 1

ISOVER solutions, thanks to their performances, can contribute to achieving the exemplary levels of performance for the following BREEAM criteria (see associated chapters): HEA 02, ENE 01, MAT 01, MAT 03, WST 01.

Option 2

Our R&D teams innovate in five areas:

  • Industrial processes: they continuously improve our existing processes and investigate technological breakthroughs;
  • Insulation materials: they constantly improve the performances of our existing materials (glass and stone mineral wool and insulation foams) and develop new high performance insulation, such as vacuum insulation panels or aerogels;
  • Sustainable insulation: they find new solutions to reduce the environmental impacts of our products over their whole life cycle. For instance by developing formaldehyde-free binders, by reducing water and energy consumption as well as air emissions in our processes and by recycling waste;
  • Systems and solutions: their strong competencies in building physics (thermal, acoustics, airtightness, moisture management, air quality, fire behavior, etc) help to design new systems and solutions that are easier to install and deliver the designed performances better.

Metrology: they develop metrology methods to better characterize products, systems and building performances.