The Mega Trends Driving our Vision for Sustainable Buildings

The buildings of the future need to deliver more than ever before. They must combat climate change by maximising energy efficiency through superior thermal performance while incorporating products that are lower in embodied carbon across their entire lifecycle. Using less energy is not enough; buildings should generate their own energy too. Through our Planet Passionate sustainability programme and our IKON Innovation Centre, we are actively addressing the mega trends that are driving the sustainable buildings of the future. 

Our 10 Drivers for Sustainable Buildings

We believe that in order to achieve truly future-proofed, sustainable built environments, all buildings must be designed, constructed and operated to deliver 10 key benefits for the wellbeing of people and our planet.

We are driving innovation in our products and our business to deliver 10 key drivers for sustainable buildings, with the ultimate goal of meeting the IPCC 1.5º climate change scenario. 

1. Energy Efficiency
2. Embodied Carbon
3. Circularity
4. Fire Performance
5. Occupant Wellbeing
6. Water Conservation
7. Healthy Materials
8. Digitalisation
9. Property Value
10. Construction Efficiency
Kingspan Better Buildings - Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Reducing energy demand in buildings with fabric and services.

Kingspan_Better Buildings Accordion Image_Embodied Carbon_092020_GLOBAL

Embodied Carbon

Minimising embodied carbon in materials and buildings.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Circularity


Enabling circularity in products through the full lifecycle.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Fire Performance

Fire Performance

Protecting people and property from fires.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Occupancy Wellbeing

Occupant Wellbeing

Harnessing the health benefits of daylighting and clean air.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Water Conservation

Water Conservation

Conserving and managing this precious natural resource.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Healthy Materials

Healthy Materials

Protecting the wellbeing of workers and building occupants.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Digitisation


Empowering better building performance and construction efficiency.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Property Value

Property Value

Maximising lettable space and lifetime property value.

Kingspan Better Buildings - Construction Efficiency

Construction Efficiency

Maximising build-speed and quality with MMC solutions.

Featured Content: Sustainable Water Management Webinar

In this on demand webinar we discuss why we need to shift from thinking about the traditional urban water management model to a more circular approach that considers rainwater harvesting and stormwater runoff.

Watch to learn more about sustainable water management strategies and considerations for urban building design.

Looking for a product? Find your local website here.

Follow our #BetterBuildingsforaBetterWorld journey on social media

Contact us for more information...

We use cookies on our website To find out more about the cookies we use, or to change your cookie preferences i.e. to remove your consent to our use of certain categories of cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy & Control page.

Please click "I Accept" to accept the use of cookies on our website. If you do not click "I Accept" but continue to use this website: you thereby consent to the use of all Kingspan's cookies and third party cookies for the purposes of improving performance, improving functionality and audience measurement, in accordance with the terms laid out in our Cookie Policy & Control page; and we will assume that you have read and understood our Cookie Policy & Control page.

The Cookie Policy & Control and Website Privacy Notice were updated on 13 August 2018.