Thermal Insulation Saving Energy and the Environment

For obvious reasons, with winter just around the corner, insulation is on everyone’s mind. Foils of aluminium and stainless steel can help block the escape of warm air. In large buildings, where heating costs can be astronomical, an important money-saving effort is to prevent moisture from seeping in. A crucial element in the isolation of any system is holding pipes frozen to avoid freezing. To read more, look at this site.

A new study which has just been released indicates that the need for energy optimization would drive the thermal insulation market. The Global Market Report revealed that the ‘Global Industrial Thermal Insulation Market is expected to hit US$5.1 billion by 2018, powered by the need to maximise energy in the face of rising energy prices.’

Most of this development is motivated by the flexibility of this insulation, which “finds broad use not only in traditional power generation plants, but also in alternative power plants such as nuclear and solar power.”

So what is thermal isolation exactly? Websters’ dictionary describes the term as a relatively low heat conductivity material used through radiation, convection, or conduction to protect a volume against heat loss or entry. These artefacts allow for the creation of heat due to the fact that these materials have different temperatures. Insulation capability, which has an inverse relationship with thermal conductivity, is another significant factor involved in this equation.

How it goes hand in hand with energy conservation is clarified by the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Thermal insulation contributes to energy efficiency, thereby attracting the attention of federal governments and massive energy suppliers all the way down to the individual customer. This interest goes far beyond the cost savings associated with the material being properly installed. This isolation is capable of lowering electricity costs, reducing energy consumption; “thermal insulation also increases energy efficiency, reducing (in turn) the greenhouse gases that lead to global climate change.”

That’s right, because you figured it’d help keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, the thermal insulation you built is actually an environmentally friendly product. The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that 26 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the supply of energy, to quote an eye-opening figure. In fact, the world’s largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of coal, natural gas and oil for electricity and heat.’

It also helps to use less electricity for individual customers. Bet you never thought your carbon footprint would be reduced by the simple act of using thermal insulation, but it really does.