Circular construction is increasingly common, yet many people are not quite sure what the concept implies exactly. What materials are used on a circular construction site? What conditions must the insulation material meet? And are all types of insulation equally suitable? This article explains why XPS insulation is an excellent choice for circular construction projects.
Circular construction materials
All materials used in circular construction – down to those of the smallest components – must be traceable in terms of origin. In addition, the materials must be completely separable from each other, so that they can each serve a new purpose in the event that the building is demolished. The materials can then either re-enter the production cycle or be reused in a new construction project. It goes without saying that not every material meets the criteria that apply.
XPS insulation is always a great choice
If you’re looking for suitable building materials for a circular project, there are several factors to consider. This is no different when it comes to insulation. XPS is always a great option and meets all conditions. A stable material, XPS has numerous properties that make it perfectly suitable for circular building:
- Thanks to its high compressive strength and dimensional stability, XPS has a very long service life. In addition, the material is moisture-proof and rot-resistant.
- SOPREMA manufactures XPS insulation using climate-friendly CO2 technology.
- XPS can be 100% recycled.
- The XPS boards release no toxic or harmful substances during installation or demolition. The material does not irritate the eyes, skin or mucous membranes.
- SOPREMA is devoted to upcycling, too. Recycled EPS is one of the main raw materials for our climate-friendly XPS production techniques.
- Independent BREEAM certification makes EFYOS XPS a specifier’s choice when looking to score BREEAM points for a project. XPS is also approved by the Green Guide to Specification.
In short, opting for XPS is a clever move towards a circular and green economy for all.
Would you like to know more about XPS insulation and its special properties? Please don’t hesitate to contact our product experts in waterproofing and insulation systems. They are always happy to answer your questions.