Well-insulated buildings retain their heat during winter, and keep cool in summer.
Buildings that have good quality, well-installed insulation need less energy to be comfortable, healthy places to work.
Basic insulation principles
Here are some basic energy saving insulation principles:
- If there isn’t any ceiling insulation, install some. Recommended insulation levels for houses work for business premises as well.
Ceiling insulation - ENERGYWISE website
- Install under-floor insulation.
Underfloor insulation - ENERGYWISE website
- Draught-proof your external doors and windows.
Draught stopping - ENERGYWISE website
- Weatherproof your building by filling gaps around pipes entering the walls.
Large and specialised premises
Larger buildings and those with specialised heating and cooling requirements, such as data processing centres and coldstores, need individual consideration. We advise you to get specialist help in these cases.