For the environment

Making your home more energy efficient is an easy and proven way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Reducing your carbon footprint

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified that buildings represent around 40% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions (due to the energy they consume). Making your home more energy efficient is an important step towards reducing your carbon footprint.

The “carbon” in your carbon footprint is carbon dioxide, and evidence suggests that it is one of the main contributors to global warming and climate change. So what can we do?

One of the best places to start is by reducing your heating, which can be as much as 30% of your total home energy requirements. A recent global report* declared, “Insulation is the most cost effective way to address greenhouse gas abatement.”

A Bradford home incorporates a whole-of-home approach to help maintain a more comfortable temperature all year round. You‘ll also be less reliant on your energy-hungry heating and cooling appliances.


Environmental benefits of Bradford products

Bradford glasswool is made from up to 65% recycled glass content. It comes from recycled bottles which are not suitable for recycling in flat or container glass manufacture. This means that our products not only reduce the demand for sought after natural resources but also help in freeing up landfill space.

With regards to our manufacturing processes, Bradford aims to be environmentally sustainable and is continually finding better ways to utilise new technology that can reduce our greenhouse emissions.

Bradford glasswool has also been tested and found to contain no ozone depletion substances.

Upgrade for a greener future

The New Zealand Building Code has set minimum energy efficiency requirements for all homes in New Zealand. Whilst installing insulation to meet these requirements will help contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly home, we can always do more.

* A Cost Curve for Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Per-Anders Enkvist, Tomas Naucler and Jerker Rosander. 2007
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