Us folk at InsulPro are always on the lookout for new and innovative ideas, especially when it comes to the environment. So when we came across EKOCycle, we thought you might like to know a little more.
will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company have joined efforts to launch EKOCYCLE™ to inspire new things made in part from recycled materials. They want us to make more with what we have!
The EKOCYCLE™ vision is to use recycled materials, such as plastic bottles, to create cool new products in partnership with the brands you love. But, it’s not just a Northern Hemisphere initiative – you can begin to make a difference in New Zealand. EKOCycle have teamed with H Bros to design cutting edge casual clothing, accessories and impeccable suiting for the discerning male. Simply head online!
Like EKOCycle, InsulPro take recycled material (PET – from plastic bottles) and use this to manufacture polyester insulation which in turn helps create warmer, drier more energy efficient homes and commercial spaces.
Not only will you reduce landfill waste and carbon emissions, you will be also help to reduce your power bills and create a healthier internal environment.
InsulPro insulation is so soft and safe you can sleep on it – literally!
Futon refers to bedding traditionally used in Japan and Korea. ‘Futon’ is phonetic English for a Japanese word which means ‘bedding’.
FutoNZ (a New Zealand owned and operated business) manufacture quality Futon bases and mattresses, containing fibre layers for their many New Zealand customers. How does a polyester manufacturer of insulation come into this story? InsulPro have long been helping Futonz with their Delux Futon mattress. Since day one, InsulPro polyester blanket and panels have been used within the layers of the Cotton, Polyester and Wool mattresses, as the products provide extremely effective insulation qualities. And they last!
Innovafibre™ has a 100% high density polyester fibre core used in some of the Futon mattresses.
Not only can InsulPro products keeping your family home warmer and drier, but they can also help provide you with a restful night’s sleep.
ASB’s new Head Office with InsulPro insulation installed[/caption]ASB’s new Head Office, on the shores of North Wharf in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter opened mid-June 2013. The building was cleverly designed to be more sustainable – putting the well-being of people, the community and the environment at the forefront.
ASB’s new Head Office with InsulPro insulation installed
A key component to the building’s sustainability credentials was the use of InsulPro’s 100% polyester thermal and acoustic insulation to help create a warmer, quieter, more energy efficient office environment. InsulPro’s polyester insulation is made in New Zealand using fibres from recycled plastic bottles; helping to create warmer, drier, more energy efficient homes and office environments. The product range is easy to install, safe to handle, odourless, non-toxic, non-irritant and is manufactured to last. Independently certified by Environmental Choice, BRANZ, EECA and New Zealand Building Code.
InsulPro are the insulation professionals with extensive experience in maximising thermal and acoustic performance of office environments. Click here to contact us.
Click here to follow the progress of this building.
It is commonly known how cold, damp houses can increase respiratory conditions. Insulation is one of the easiest ways to help create a healthier, drier and more comfortable home. And in Southland, NOVAtherm polyester insulation is being used to help hundreds of at risk families create a more comfortable, healthier home.
NOVAtherm Ceiling Blanket
To combat respiratory health conditions, the Government have begun a new project, offering free insulation in Southland for people holding a community services card who are at high health risk from conditions relating to cold, damp housing. In association with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, Awarua Synergy (who have been awarded the contract) aim to insulate 340 Southland homes through to July 2014.
Check out Southland Times article for further details.
InsulPro recently passed the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices programme with the highest achievement possible – Tertiary level.
This demonstrates our continued commitment to creating better working environments, while contributing to safer and drier home environments for families.
InsulPro began the ACC programme commitment three years ago, initially achieving secondary level within 12 months. Two years later and over 160 process implementations completed, tertiary level was obtained. The review incorporates all processes to review Health and Safety Management and represents InsulPro’s commitment to staff, customers, business community and public.
The Government insulation programme, Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart, which began in July 2009 will come to an end in September 2013 (or before, if grant availability runs out sooner).
The Government has announced a new insulation programme – Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes. The new programme will be targeted, with a focus on insulating homes of New Zealanders most in need. This includes families with children and the elderly.
Further details about Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes will be announced in August 2013.
In the meantime, click here to find out more about the new Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme.
A factory-built show home went on display in Christchurch in March 2013, with its developers claiming it provides a blueprint for warmer, healthier homes which lower power bills.
The new home was built using InsulPro polyester insulation – NOVAtherm R3.6 Ceiling blanket, NOVAtherm Underfloor pads and NOVAtherm Wall pads. The house was so warm, it claimed that an equivalent house in Auckland would survive winter without extra heating.
Beacon Pathway Chief Executive, Nick Collins commented “When you come to build a house, insulation is a very small cost item. But the more you invest in it, the warmer and healthier the home, and the lower the power bills will be in the future. It’s a no-brainer.” Other features of the house include:
- Solar water heating
- Rain water tank
- Top-spec double glazing
- Wood pellet burner
Whilst it is a prototype, over the following year, the home is on show at the Home Innovation Village (HIVE) at Canterbury Agricultural Park, its energy efficiency will be tested.
We look forward to informing you of those results as they come through.