ROCKWOOL® launches CPD for retrofitting façade insulation

To comply with the government’s Future Homes Standard, all homes and businesses will have to meet strict energy efficiency targets. ROCKWOOL, the UK’s leading stone wool insulation manufacturer, has launched the new Retrofitting Rainscreen Insulation and Cladding CPD module to support building contractors and specifiers with advice on how to increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings by retrofitting non-combustible insulation.

Reducing emissions and energy use are important aims for the construction industry in the face of climate change and rising energy costs. Constructing new, energy efficient buildings will help reduce energy consumption in the future but can also create high carbon emissions that will take years to neutralise.

The new CPD module will explain the benefits of retrofitting insulation and clarify why retrofitting can be better than demolishing and rebuilding from new. Course participants will learn about the mechanism of action and the advantages of a ventilated rainscreen system. The module will also cover key planning and design considerations in retrofit projects, including thermal performance and acoustics.

“The rise in retrofitting rainscreen systems is being driven by the energy efficiency and aesthetic benefits it can deliver,” comments Paul Barrett, head of product management at ROCKWOOL. “We know that the industry as a whole is not always fully aware what the retrofit options are. The new CPD module covers how retrofitted rainscreen with non-combustible insulation can improve thermal and acoustic performance in existing buildings.”

Also included in the CPD will be an introduction to ROCKWOOL’s range of fire-resistant stone wool insulation products that are suitable for retrofitting façades. Learn more about the benefits of retrofitting rainscreen systems, register to attend the ROCKWOOL CPD session at rockwool.com/uk/cpd.

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