Did you know that commercial buildings account for 20% of all energy used in the United States, and up to 30% of this energy is wasted? In a commercial office building, comfort and climate control are the top priorities to maintain productivity. We are faced with a modern dilemma: how can we maintain our standards of comfort while reducing energy consumption and waste?
Here’s the bottom line: while saving on lighting is great for energy efficiency, saving even 10% on climate control has a significantly larger impact. Armacell is dedicated to not only creating products that save energy, but to also integrating sustainability in all aspects of the product life cycle and in our work environments. You might be asking, how can Armacell help a building save energy?
Insulation materials are among the few industrially manufactured products that actually save more energy in the course of their lives than is required for their manufacture. Our thermal insulation can influence a building’s Energy and Indoor Air Quality favorably by saving energy in HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration applications and they can also contribute towards installed-cost savings. By insulating these mechanical systems, contractors and building owners can optimize energy savings and achieve increased levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard.
Our products have long contributed to better indoor air quality and are recognized by many green building standards, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®). Armacell’s current Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) established that 140 times more energy is saved through the use of ArmaFlex products than is needed for their production, transport and disposal. Furthermore, ArmaFlex saves 150 times more greenhouse gas emissions than are caused by its production. Additionally, many of our products are GREENGUARD Gold certified, UL’s most stringent emissions certification, which considers safety factors for individuals such as children and the elderly and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments like schools and healthcare facilities.
Above all, as a global organization, Armacell places the highest value on global citizenship and the social dimension of sustainability in supporting corporate social responsibility efforts around the world. It's for reasons like this that our brand is green.
Download our Sustainability Report 2020 here.