HeatArmour’s vision is to make passive buildings cheaper to build than those with heating systems. As heating systems are phased out, the associated fuel costs, pollution and fuel poverty will be phased out too. Heating buildings currently accounts for 6% of global CO2 emissions and costs $1T a year giving a huge potential for efficiency and decarbonisation.
The aim of this project is to reduce the cost of passive buildings by reducing the amount of floor space that the insulation takes up. We have invented a novel vacuum insulation material that can be cut-to-fit. HeatArmour is much thinner than conventional insulation and unlike vacuum insulation panels, it’s well suited for use in walls and retrofitting, it uses less space, adds value and so makes passive buildings much cheaper.