Ways to manage the consumption of resources
What is a carbon footprint? We hear this term a lot and how it relates to climate change, but what does it mean?
Its exact definition is the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted during the lifecycle of a specific product. Carbon footprint is generally associated with the usage of fossil fuels, but there are a lot of other factors involved. With this is mind, it becomes easy to see why companies are looking for ways to cut energy use and CO2 emissions - especially in buildings that account for 30% of global energy use and 28% of global CO2 emissions.
Now that we know what it is, the question then becomes: How do companies reduce their carbon footprint? One answer comes from building insulation.
What these insulation products do is lower energy demand and consumption - decreasing emissions associated with heating and cooling - while also lowering costs. Overall, insulation products make the building envelope more efficient.