Over the past year, there have been many changes to the ways we live, work and travel. The COVID-19 pandemic and growing international commitments to reducing carbon emissions has changed the game in how work and living spaces are constructed, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency. Here are a few of the benefits of upgrading your home or building’s insulation in 2021 and beyond:
- Greater Sustainability and Property Values
In addition to saving money on energy bills, effective insulation helps developers and property owners meet local building codes for energy efficiency. This not only helps “future-proof” the building to meet new regulations, but it may also increase the revenue generated by the property. According to the Insulation Institute, “Lease rates for “green” spaces can be up to 20% above average, manifesting in high rental prices and decreased vacancy rates.”
- Increased Comfort in a Shifting Climate
Insulation like Polyshield RB PLUS ® and AgriBarrier™ can have a big impact on a building’s temperature, especially in the summer and winter. As seasonal weather becomes more severe and unpredictable, having stable indoor temperatures will help ensure that your family, tenants, or workers remain comfortable without having to continually adjust the thermostat.
- Improved Acoustic Impact
Research conducted by Cambridge Sound Management indicated that up to 30 percent of office workers are distracted by conversations taking place around them, impacting productivity in a negative way. COVID-19 and the return to the office, including the design of post-COVID office spaces, raises the opportunity for more effective acoustics, which can be partly achieved through acoustic insulation. Energy efficient solutions like radiant barrier can be easily combined with acoustic insulation, improving both noise level and energy efficiency.
Have further questions on how insulation can benefit your building, or which product is best for you? Give our team a call today at 817-538-5222. We look forward to speaking with you!