Insulation 101 - The Science behind insulation

4 March 2021 Kingspan Insulation Australia

It may seem obvious, but do you really know all of the reasons why insulation should be used?


In this course we take a look at the very fundamental purpose of building insulation and its importance for the built environment as well as the future of sustainability for the planet. The many advantages of using insulation and the disadvantages of not using it in buildings may surprise you.

By the end of this course you will: 

  • Understand the basic purpose of insulation
  • Understand how adding insulation into a building design affects building performance and comfort for occupants
  • Understand the importance of insulation for sustainable buildings
  • Understand the major disadvantages of un-insulated buildings for building performance, the occupants and the environment