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New booklet “The significance of thermal insulation”
Building physicists respond to criticism of insulation. A publication by the KEA Climate Protection and Energy Agency
In a booklet entitled “The significance of thermal insulation”, six scientists and engineers have provided an expert response to various prejudices, objections and misunderstandings related to heat insulation. Starting with the requirements for structural heat insulation, the booklet covers a wide range of topics from “breathing houses” to disposal issues and the “defacing” of buildings by heat insulation. The booklet has been published by the Baden-Württemberg Climate Protection and Energy Agency (KEA), the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Energy Institute Vorarlberg (EIV) and the planning consultancy ebök. By publishing the booklet, these prestigious institutions wish to contribute towards a more objective debate on the issue. Their conclusion is that with proper planning and execution, structural thermal insulation is not only unobjectionable but actually offers considerable advantages. The booklet can be downloaded here.