The ICFA takes a responsible view in promoting improved environmental and carbon neutral issues and policies and will encourage the membership and the public on the importance of the following:
- Recycling any EPS waste, by supplying customers with the necessary information so they may contact their nearest EPS recycling plant, so waste can be disposed of responsibly, instead of being thrown into land-fill.
- Producing credible information to demonstrate the comparisons of heating losses between traditional constructed buildings and those built of Insulating Concrete Formwork.
- Pressing home the fact that by using an MMC (modern method of construction) to build with, the insulated concrete formwork will have saved more than 150 times the energy it took to produce it in the first place.
- Promoting the use of concrete means that recycled materials may be added to the mix thereby reducing the carbon footprint and being more environmentally responsible.
There has been an ever increasing level of carbon dioxide emitted from homes, business and road transport since 1999. For the Government to achieve its future targets of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in all sectors a lot more needs to be done.
The Association is aware that there has been a continuous improvement in the way homes have been constructed since 1970 which has meant that energy efficiency has doubled benefiting consumers by saving £10 billion, at the same time reducing CO2 emissions in excess of 28mtc per annum. This equates to 3 times the savings from the entire UK nuclear industry and almost as much as the emissions form all the coal-fired power stations in the United Kingdom.
By acting in a responsible manner and being environmentally friendly, the ICFA is confident that should specifiers, builders, and end users consider Insulated Concrete Formwork to build with in the future, then this will achieve a much greater energy saving, thereby reducing dangerous emissions.