Kingspan gets Carbon Trust Standard certification

Published:  01 June, 2012

MANCHESTER: Kingspan Insulated Panels is the first insulated metal-cladding system maker to be certified by the Carbon Trust Standard (CTS).

Under the terms of the CTS, organisations must be able to show annual reductions in energy use over three years and prove that they can continue to achieve further year-on-year carbon reductions.

Kingspan Insulated Panels has undertaken a range of measures to reduce its environmental footprint at its UK sites in recent years, including transforming the Holywell plant into a zero-waste-to-landfill site, installing a 2900m2 Kingspan PowerPanel PV array on the roof, and implementing a range of energy efficiency improvements at all sites.

Mark Harris, Kingspan’s divisional building technology director, said: “Attaining the CTS is independent proof of our achievements in the ongoing efforts to reduce our carbon and energy footprints.

“The key lesson from this process for us is that energy saving provides financial savings, which go straight to the bottom line – the business case is very strong with the bonus that the environment benefits from reduced carbon emissions,” he says.

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