Kingspan unveils new QuadCore Lower Embodied Carbon range – QuadCore LEC | Irish Building

Further reductions in the embodied carbon of the QuadCore LEC range are expected between now and 2030 and are underpinned by the business commitment to Net Zero Carbon manufacturing by 2030, the introduction of an internal carbon charge, and the investment in H2 Green steel – a company pioneering the manufacture of steel using hydrogen instead of fossil fuels.

Mike Stenson, Head of Innovation for Kingspan Group, explained: “As a business, we are committed to developing high performing, energy efficient, building envelope solutions that help minimize the carbon footprint of buildings over the whole life cycle. Creating products with reduced embodied carbon and enhanced potential for circularity is key to achieving this.”

“QuadCore is already one of the highest-performing insulation technologies in terms of thermal efficiency (underpinned by a 25-year thermal warranty) which could enable higher energy and carbon savings through the operational life of the building. This is the first step on our journey to reducing the embodied carbon of our products and we anticipate some major milestones by 2030 to drive that down even further.”

The new QuadCore LEC insulated panel range will have all relevant independent testing and certification for UK & Irish markets.

*Quadcore AWP LEC LCA shows a 21% reduction in LCA modules A1 – A3 (product stage) when compared to existing Quadcore AWP LCA to the EN15804-A2 standard for a 100mm thickness. The EPDs for QuadCore AWP LEC, QuadCore KS1000RW LEC and QuadCore Coldstore LEC are verified by a third party and available for download on EPD Hub’s website. The 21% reduction for QuadCore AWP LEC is achieved through raw material changes to the steel. When comparing AC modules (product stage, construction process stage, use stage, end of life stage) the overall reduction is 15%.

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Andrew Naughtie

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