Waterproofing and Insulation: How to reduce your carbon footprint

Amidst climate change concerns and a global push towards greener business operation, many companies are looking for ways to reduce their waste and emissions (or ‘carbon footprint’). A ‘green’, eco-friendly business rating can be a selling point with eco-conscious consumers. Here’s why waterproofing and insulation will help you reduce your carbon footprint:

1. Proper insulation increases energy efficiency

Energy used to heat or cool a space can ‘leak’ if insulation is substandard. This means that it takes more energy consumption to heat or cool the space than if it were properly insulated. Installing airtight insulation is thus a first step to reducing your carbon footprint.

2. Waterproofing preserves building structure

Replacing wooden beams and other materials that have degrades because of water damage increases your carbon footprint significantly. The energy used to manufacture materials as well as the energy used during installation makes replacement a far more wasteful option than simply putting in place measures to ensure that your building’s structures last.

3. Complete insulation passively sustains comfortable temperatures

Good insulation regulates the temperature of commercial and residential buildings naturally so that there is less need for heating or cooling technology. HVAC systems consume a substantial amount of power and raise your carbon footprint.

Rather invest in a thorough insulation treatment that will make you rely on heating, ventilation and cooling systems far less to keep your space warm in winter or cool in summer.

Do you need waterproofing or insulation that will increase your energy efficiency? Contact Multi-Dex today to schedule a free inspection from experts who will guarantee their work for 10 years.

2019-09-03T08:09:31+00:00 May 14th, 2017|