Advocacy & Influence
Improving insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing building emissions. For example, over the lifetime of its use, ROCKWOOL building insulation sold in 2018 saves about 100 times the carbon emitted in its production.
ROCKWOOL UK advocates for policy that will deliver emissions reductions through insulation measures in buildings, both through ambitious energy efficiency targets for new buildings and a comprehensive retrofit programme for existing ones. They support policy development through membership of the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group, a cross-industry alliance campaigning to address gaps in energy efficiency, carbon reduction and fuel poverty policy in the UK. They also collaborate with partners to promote best practice and knowledge sharing. For example, through membership of the UKGBC, they work to drive outcomes in the built environment, including creating practical guidance for Mayoral and Local Authorities on improving the sustainability of their building stock.
ROCKWOOL UK further promotes best practice in the supply chain to ensure energy efficiency measures deliver required performance improvements. They have been closely involved in the development of the PAS 2030 and 2035 standards for retrofitting dwellings for improved energy efficiency and are active members of the Building Performance Network, which aims to identify building performance data and apply this to improving the performance of housing.
They also work with neighbouring businesses through the South Wales Industrial Cluster to look for opportunities to reduce their collective emissions and explore options to deliver industrial decarbonisation across South Wales.