The health care sector has seen a significant shift in focus when it comes to building sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. Where previously a lack of knowledge, smaller budgets, and fewer sustainable products on the market prevented energy-efficient buildings being created in their sector, the mindset has now shifted.
Occupants in energy-efficient buildings within the healthcare sector can benefit from healthier air quality, lower energy costs, increased natural sunlight, and more. It has been found that staff and occupants working in these buildings are happier, healthier, have higher satisfaction levels, and lower staff turnover rates.
Insulation is an important factor in any build. When looking for the insulation solution for a health care sector project, there are additional considerations that must be taken into account. The design process for a building in this sector should include efficient insulation solutions that will provide the most thermal performance, whilst keep the building comfortable and safe for its residents.
It has been shown that using rigid board insulation such as Kingspan’s Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard can significantly reduce the cost of labour due to its quick installation time. Unlike traditional clip and channel methods, Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard can be installed directly to a concrete wall with adhesive glue and minimal fixings.
When it comes to large scale projects, using pre-insulated plasterboard insulation can save time and money during the construction phase, allowing for saved costs to be reallocated to other areas of the build. In the case of the health care sector, this money can be used to upgrade equipment or other features of the building that will create a healthier and safer environment for future residents.