Accrington, England -- PU systems maker Isothane has teamed up with the University of Salford to test various types of energy efficient products in the "Salford Energy House."
The university's energy house has been rebuilt within a laboratory to 1920 designs, using materials that would have been used at that time, and to represent around 20 percent of the UK's current buildings.
The climate in the lab can be controlled and changed regularly to simulate wind, rain, heat and cold, and the effect of these elements on the house are monitored.
The study aims to test the suitability of a variety of low-carbon and energy-efficient materials, including Isothane's retrofit insulation product, Technitherm.
Peter Bullivant, Isothane managing director said, "We are delighted to be supporting this project as it will provide real-life evidence and data about the performance of our Retrofit Insulation Systems, under a range of climatic conditions."
Isothane also recently announced that it has completed the insulation and upgrade of the cavity walls of 762 apartments in Rochdale, England using its Technitherm insulation material. LMH