Insulating your home with YBS: eco-friendly in so many ways
Homeowners are increasingly opting for eco-friendly materials with recycled content, such as SuperQuilt Lite, which contains recycled plastic polyester wadding. Such products reduce the environmental impact associated with manufacturing insulation. Yet there are even more ways in which you do the planet a favour by relying on YBS to insulate your home.
Insulation helps the environment
Insulation materials save a lot more energy and resources than the energy and resources that go into manufacturing them.
1. Reduce heat loss
By insulating your home, you reduce heat loss and energy consumption. Thus, insulation lowers the demand for fossil fuels, helping to conserve natural resources and preventing habitat destruction as well as reducing air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Making your home more energy efficient directly decreases the reliance on natural gas, propane, fuel oil and electricity used for heating and cooling it. But it also indirectly reduces the need for producing and transporting energy, which has a huge environmental impact too.
2. Indoor air quality
In addition, insulating your home improves indoor air quality by reducing the infiltration of outdoor pollutants and allergens. This has a positive impact on human health and wellbeing, as well as reducing the need for air filtration systems – again improving the energy efficiency of your building.
3. Longer lifespan
Lastly, the use of insulation helps to extend the lifespan of your home, reducing the need for new construction projects and the associated resource consumption.
Result: CO2 savings
By saving energy through better insulation, the average UK household can reduce its emissions by 0.6 tonnes of CO2 per year. Implementing these measures may also result in average annual savings of £184 for homes that use gas for heating.
 Source: Climate Change Committee, “Emissions Infographic”, https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/5CB-Infographic-FINAL-.pdf
YBS as a sustainable company
By improving the energy efficiency of buildings across the UK, we assist homeowners in retaining heat inside their homes, reducing energy costs, and lowering their overall carbon emissions. But YBS does more to protect the environment.
1. Cars and forklifts
The company cars at YBS are all hybrid, and we use only electrical forklifts in and around our warehouse.
2. Zero waste to landfill
We also ensure that none of our production waste ends up in a landfill. We have established a process of recycled waste management, by separating plastic and carboard waste from general waste, then sending it to reliable partners for recycling. In addition, we have implemented a refuse-derived fuel waste management system. We send our general waste to Biffa, one of the UK’s largest producers of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), for incineration, creating energy and diverting valuable resources from landfill.
Why we are eco-conscious
Thanks to our eco-friendly practices, YBS Insulation has been attracting environmentally conscious customers for many years, establishing a strong reputation for sustainability. Our ways of working have a positive effect on the environment, and they give us a competitive advantage.
As a company within the insulation industry, YBS has a significant impact on the planet, both in terms of the resources used to produce insulation products and the energy that is saved by using them. By reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations, we reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally aware, and there is a growing demand for eco-friendly products and services across all sectors. Companies that prioritise sustainability are therefore likely to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Cheap or sustainable?
The current climate crisis necessitates substantial efforts to decrease our carbon emissions and safeguard our planet. At the same time, energy prices and the cost of living in general are rising, which puts a strain on people’s finances and shifts their focus towards more cost-effective options rather than sustainable ones. Installing eco-friendly insulation is one of the rare solutions that can satisfy both objectives.