Submitted by: Ecological Building Systems
Implemented country: Ireland
Title: Gutex Insulation Board Systems
The Irish company Gutex produces a single-layer wood-fiber insulation board that can be used for new construction as well as for renovation. A dry production process means 40% less energy than conventional production processes; thus the company assures low-pollution production and natural, renewable materials in its products. The fiberboard system is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional methods of framework construction and it avoids heat losses and CO2 emissions, thereby maximizing the energy efficiency. For example, installation of a 5 cm Gutex insulation board in a 500 mm thick stone wall can reduce heat loss by some 60%.