Building energy efficient environments is both a responsibility and an opportunity. Homes and offices play a key role in the climate change debate. Around 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions generated by humans come from poorly insulated homes and offices and the energy required to heat them.
Specifically, insulation plays a critical role in the energy efficiency of a building and can account for up to 75 percent of the total energy reduction potential of buildings. Proper thermal insulation saves energy costs in buildings.
Also HVAC systems and industrial installations shall be insulated well when pipes and ducts are used to transport hot air or liquids.
Due to high temperatures used in industrial applications (e.g. power plants) the heat loss is much bigger than in passive level houses. When the pipes and installations are not properly insulated more energy is required to maintain the heat level.