Thermano to fight smog and CO2 emissions
High-performance thermal insulation is not just about huge savings on heating. According to the Insulation Environmental Sustainability report by XCO2, installation of PUR-core thermal insulating panels can reduce the CO2 emissions from heat sources for the thermally-insulated buildings by more than 55%.
Another advantage of this state-of-the-art thermal insulation system is the reduction in smog-generating gases and particulates. According to a statement from the National Centre for Emissions Management in Poland, 52% of toxic PM10 emissions (which contribute to the phenomenon of smog) involve the so-called “low emissions”, generated primarily by space and water heating boilers and furnaces.
The better a thermal insulator is — which means a lower lambda, or heat transfer coefficient — the less heat a building needs. This means lower airborne particulate emission levels and higher savings for the owner, who will pay less for heating their home fitted with the new, high-performance thermal insulation.
This is what makes superior thermal insulation critical, since the lambda value of commercially available thermal insulators can vary by several dozen percent:
- Regular-quality mineral or glass wool λ= 0.037
- Regular-quality XPS λ= 0.034
- Thermano λ= 0.023
Based on this, if every residential building in Krakow had its thermal insulation system replaced with Thermano PUR-core sandwich panels, the residential heating demand in the city would be slashed by half, reducing the smog-contributing pollutants by about 25%.