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Why is green building important?

Constructions have a huge impact on the environment. They consume a tremendous amount of energy and natural resources to build, operate and maintain. Additionally, they account for the emission of harmful gases into the environment.

Green building is a term that refers to the minimal impact a building has on its environment in relation to energy consumption, use of material, conservation of water and other important criteria that contribute to preserving the environment.

Green building materials use up less energy, release fewer emissions, minimize pollution and help in slowing down climate change leading to a sustainable future. When a building is energy efficient, maintenance costs are lower.

Let us look at how Intastor’s EPS insulated panels are ideal as green building material:

Energy consumption

It is well known that the demand for energy is ever-increasing, with the processes that go into energy generation resulting in the emission of carbon dioxide. To preserve rapidly increasing climate change, energy and fossil fuel consumption must be reduced. Intastor’s EPS insulated panels are environmentally friendly, 100% sustainable and recyclable.

Conservation of natural resources

Green building calls for the use of building materials and construction methods that minimize the use of natural resources. EPS is 98% air and this makes it extremely light, resulting in reduced fuel and transportation costs and environmental pollution. Since Intastor’s EPS insulated panels use less wood in their manufacture, the resultant water pollution is reduced. Prefabrication of the building in the factory limits material waste onsite, eliminating solid waste.

Indoor air quality

Usually, indoor air pollution is caused by gases, chemicals and inadequate ventilation which result in long term and short term illnesses. Intastor’s non-toxic EPS insulated modular panels create a healthy indoor environment due to their moisture resistance, keeping the building free from mould, pests and allergens in the air.

Sustainability

One of the biggest advantages of EPS modular insulated panels is that it calls for the harvesting of fewer mature forest products. The panels are manufactured from engineered wood made from renewable fast growing trees. The result is a sustainable, eco-friendly panel with excellent insulation, which means heating and energy bills. At Intastor, our modular panels are designed to help our clients reduce their carbon footprint.
As one of the most airtight and superior quality insulated panels available, Intastor’s EPS panels are inherently green building materials. This makes them use less energy for heating and cooling, resulting in better control over indoor air quality and reducing construction waste. Their high thermal resistance and R-Value combined with the tight building envelope is responsible for negligible air infiltration, and consequently low energy consumption.

To learn how Intastor’s EPS modular panels can help reduce your carbon footprint, contact us.

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