ECIA holds its third Annual Meeting in Vienna
The European Cellulose Insulation Association, ECIA, has held its third Annual General Meeting in the historical city of Vienna, Austria, in September 27-30, 2016.
The event was attended by a large cross section of European Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers. The main focus was on dynamic constructions with cellulose insulation, giving opportunity for better ‘real life performance’ of timber frame buildings. Results of large scale testing was presented, which confirmed the low CO2 emissions of cellulose insulation during manufacture, the life time of the building and end of life. This is mainly due to the embodied carbon in cellulose (manufactured from recycled newspapers, which are taken away from the land fill process and the fact that paper is made from renewable sources of wood, which contains lots of stored carbon).
During the meeting was discussed a wide range of technical topics and also ideas for general promotion of cellulose insulation benefits. These include high specific heat capacity, hence significantly reducing the potential for overheating in the summer, the fact that cellulose gives a ‘full-fill’ in between timbers and hence reduces the potential for closed loop heat loss and also that cellulose is ‘moisture vapour diffusion open’ and hence protects buildings against any damage from interstitial moisture damage.
Part of the program also involved a tour around the CPH Beteiligungs GmbH & Co KG, cellulose insulation production facility in Hartberg, Austria.
Mr. Wolfgang Lackner, Director CPH, who hosted this year’s event, was very pleased to welcome the delegates to this year’s ECIA Annual Meeting in Harterg and was also extremely satisfied with the outcome. Speaking at the conference, Mr Lackner stated, ‘I’m extremely pleased that ECIA is continuing to prosper as the ecological material of choice for the European construction industry and that ECIA is taking steps to further demonstrate this via further research studies’.
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