Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems. Kingspan insulation offers the widest range of products for building fabric and building services available from any UK or Irish manufacturer. Its products are among the most thermally efficient and technically advanced insulation materials available and have many advantages over traditional insulation materials such as man–made mineral fibre. Our vast product range includes optimum performance OPTIM-R vacuum insulation, premium performance rigid Kooltherm insulation, high performance rigid Therma insulation and high performance rigid extruded polystyrene insulation Kingspan GreenGuard.
The number of school age children has increased, resulting in a rise in demand for educational buildings. However changing Building Regulations, government initiatives and funding cuts pose many challenges to the education sector including:
- cost and speed of construction;
- energy efficiency and sustainable design;
- waste reduction;
- implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM);
- acoustic performance; and
- air tightness.
In addition to the above challenges, a poll by The Key, an independent organisation that provides advice and support to school leaders and governors, found that in the UK, more than a third of head teachers feel their facilities are not fit for purpose. For the overwhelming part, mould, damp, unnecessary loss of heat, summer overheating, lack of learning spaces and poor air quality, are the primary reasons for this. Any one of these problems can detrimentally effect the attention span, productivity and overall performance of both the learner and educator.
Reports suggest that a well-designed classroom could boost a pupils learning progress by up to 16% over the course of a year, with light, temperature and air quality being the predominant factors impacting their development / progress. Ensuring good thermal comfort within todays schools is therefore essential to the education of today’s learners.
Kingspan Insulation has a wide range of experience and knowledge in providing high performance building fabric and building service solutions to the education sector. Kingspan Insulation’s range of solutions have been developed to meet the various regulatory requirements associated with thermal, fire and acoustic performances and are supported by a market leading team of technical advisors who are both office and field based and on hand to advise on the best practical solutions.
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