Our Vision for Sustainable Buildings

The buildings of the future need to deliver more than ever before. They must combat climate change by maximising energy efficiency through superior thermal performance while incorporating products that are lower in embodied carbon across their entire lifecycle. Using less energy is not enough; buildings should generate their own energy too.
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Buildings should be healthy and inspirational, optimising the benefits of daylight and fresh, clean air. They should be designed, constructed and operated to protect natural resources and conserve water as much as possible. Above all they must be safe, protecting people and property from fire and other natural hazards. 

At Kingspan we believe all of this is possible and that, with advanced products and digitalisation, buildings can also deliver more value. 

This belief underpins our Planet Passionate sustainability programme and the work we are doing at our IKON Innovation Centre. These two initiatives, along with our advanced insulation and building envelope solutions, will deliver our vision of Better Buildings for a Better World.

Our 10 Drivers for Sustainable Buildings

We believe that in order to achieve truly future-proofed, sustainable built environments, all buildings must be designed, constructed and operated to deliver 10 key benefits for the wellbeing of people and our planet.

Explore our strategy below to learn how we are driving innovation in our products and our business to deliver these 10 key drivers, with the ultimate goal of meeting the IPCC 1.5º climate change scenario.

1. Energy Efficiency
2. Embodied Carbon
3. Circularity
4. Fire Performance
5. Occupant Wellbeing
6. Water Conservation
7. Healthy Materials
8. Digitalization
9. Property Value
10. Construction Efficiency
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Energy Efficiency

Reducing energy demand in buildings with fabric and services.
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Embodied Carbon

Minimising embodied carbon in materials and buildings.
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Circularity

Enabling circularity in products through the full lifecycle.

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Fire Performance

Protecting people and property from fires.

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Occupant Wellbeing

Harnessing the health benefits of daylighting and clean air.

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Water Conservation

Conserving and managing this precious natural resource.

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Healthy Materials

Protecting the wellbeing of workers and building occupants.

 
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Digitalization

Empowering better building performance and construction efficiency.

 
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Property Value

Maximising lettable space and lifetime property value.

 
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Construction Efficiency

Maximising build-speed and quality with MMC solutions.

 

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Better Buildings
for a Better World

The buildings of the future need to deliver more than ever before. 

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