Earthwool is the first and only GreenTag Level A rated glasswool in Australia and New Zealand

News posted on 03.12.2013 on Products

After completing the extensive GreenTag certification process, Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® range of glasswool insulation has received GreenTag’s GreenRate Level A.

This puts Earthwool in an unrivalled position as the first and only glasswool insulation in Australia and New Zealand to have GreenRate Level A.

GreenTag is a unique, independent third party, green building and other sustainable product rating and certification program and is considered the world’s best for green product certification. Recognised by both the Green Building Councils of Australia (GBCA) and New Zealand (NZGBC), GreenTag’s GreenRate system corresponds to all Material Calculators in Green Star rating tools and Level A achieves full points under these calculators.

Knauf Insulation has set the benchmark trend in Australia and New Zealand for environmentally friendly insulation with its “super-soft” range of Earthwool insulation. Naturally brown in colour and made using recycled glass and with ECOSE® Technology, the Earthwool wall, ceiling, underfloor and acoustic partition products have lower embodied energy compared to other traditional glasswool insulation and contains no added phenol or formaldehyde.

Additionally, Earthwool uses revolutionary compression packaging providing more product in each pack, thereby reducing packaging and also the number of deliveries required to significantly cut costs and the amount of carbon emissions associated with transport.

Claire Cunliffe, Marketing Manager for Knauf Insulation Australia and New Zealand, comments: “Glasswool has always been one of the most environmentally friendly insulation products in the market, but the GreenTag Level A rating for Earthwool now extends this advantage and gives new benefits to designers and builders wanting to achieve enhanced sustainability in buildings. The Level A rating is testament to Knauf Insulation’s high manufacturing standards and commitment to sustainable building design.”

The GreenTag certification adds further credibility to Knauf Insulation’s sustainability credentials as the company released its fourth Sustainability Report in November this year. The report includes a campaign led by Knauf Insulation to insulate every viable building, for free, in Australia’s most isolated town, Birdsville.

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