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PowerPoint presentation Sustainable insulation materialsUnit 202: Principles of building construction, information and communication

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Aims and objectivesAim:Introduce learners to sustainable insulation materials.

Objectives:State when insulation was introduced into houses.Research and identify sustainable insulation materials.Explain the Building Regulations that cover the insulation of buildings.Explain how existing buildings can be insulated to upgrade their energy efficiency.

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InsulationMany older homes do not comply with current Building Regulations, which is a problem. For example, a centrally heated home built in the 1970s without insulation consumes about five times as much fuel as a home built to todays Building Regulations.Research has shown that 59% of heat loss in a house is through the external walls (33%) and the roof (26%).On existing homes built prior to 1985,cavity wall insulation may not beinstalled. However, cavity wall insulation can be inserting using a blow method.

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When was insulation introduced?Insulation was first used in the 1860s in the form of asbestos. This was a deadly insulator. It has caused more than 100,000 deaths in the UK. It has since been banned from use in the UK.

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Sustainable insulation materialsThe use of sustainable materials in construction is becoming more and more popular. There are many types of sustainable insulation materials available on the market. Research sustainable insulation materials for:the loftcavity walls.

Images courtesy of www.blackmountaininsulation.com

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Sustainable Insulation materialsUse the following websites to research sustainable insulation materials:http://www.natureproinsulation.co.uk/ http://www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk/Sustainability.aspx http://insulation.sustainablesources.com/ http://www.superhomes.org.uk/resources/whats-best-insulation-material/ http://www.building.co.uk/data/sustainability-thermal-insulation/3075146.article

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Sustainable insulationThe use of sustainable insulation materials is becoming more and more popular. The types of sustainable insulation materials are:sheeps woolrecycled newspaper and card (cellulose) recycled denimIcynenenanogelwood fibre.

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Building RegulationsInsulation is a vital part of constructing a house. Insulating a house correctly will help reduce energy costs and reduce its impact on the environment. The part of the Building Regulations that covers insulation is Part L, introduced in October 2010.It calls for a 25% reduction in carbon emissions compared with 2006 levels. A fundamental part of the revised Regulations is the significant improvements in U-values required within the building fabric. Typically, meeting this level of improvement will require 45% more insulation.

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Existing buildingsExisting buildings use more energy and lose more heat than newly built houses. The reasons for this are:lack of insulation in loftsno cavity wall insulationlack of floor insulationincorrect insulation usedincorrect windows installed.

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How to insulate existing buildingsYou can help to reduce energy and heating costs by insulating your house correctly. The insulation you can use is:cavity wall insulation blown insulation, polystyrene bead, foamloft insulation rockwool, glass wool, matting, loose fill, insulation board.

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