In the EU, most of final energy demand goes to buildings, especially for heating and cooling, which represents 64% * of energy use. Up to 80% of this energy can be saved in a cost-effective way through the use of insulation, offering a net positive impact on the cost life cycle of the building and lower household energy bills for occupants.
In economic terms, insulation is the best investment you can make. In less than four years you can expect to recoup your investment. Over 30 years, you can expect a sevenfold return on investment, according 2006 dollar oil prices. At today’s dollar oil prices, we may imagine the return on investment is even more beneficial.
But URSA insulation doesn’t just contribute to sustainable buildings in the use phase. It can also play a vital role throughout the life cycle of the building:
Substantial energy and costs savings along the logistic chain to the job site are guaranteed because of the high compressibility of URSA glass mineral wool products
Source: DG TREN, 2005; Eurima, 2006
Source: Ecofys VI, 2006