The pursuit of Net Zero Energy is at the heart of what we aim to achieve, both internally and externally. Our products and solutions greatly assist building designers, owners and occupiers to move in this direction and, within Kingspan itself, we are committed to achieving Net Zero Energy by 2020.
In 2017 we achieved 69%, a significant increase on the 57% achieved a year earlier, and we remain on target to achieve 100% by 2020. Progress in 2017 was achieved through numerous initiatives implemented as a part of our three step strategy – ‘Save More’, ‘Generate More’ and ‘Buy More’. Particular highlights have included the use of our own energy saving solutions including insulation, LED lighting and day-lighting systems, alongside our renewable energy generation solutions. These efforts have led to our recognition on CDP’s global “A List”, an achievement we were delighted to obtain for the third year running.
We recognise the central importance of addressing the built environment as part of wider efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. This effort will not only be reliant on solutions for new buildings, but also on the ability to accelerate the renovation rate of the existing building stock. The ongoing revisions to key EU legislation including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is a signal to industry to take action.