Kingspan exhibits its continued investment in research and development to providing sustainable solutions through innovative design, by being a Manufacturer Adopter of the 2030 Challenge for Products. Through this challenge, Architecture 2030 asks the global architecture and building community to adopt certain targets that will lead to carbon-neutral operations by 2030.

Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization that was established in 2002 in response to the climate change crisis. 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the U.S. and global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate change, energy consumption and economic crises.

Kingspan has goals of their own when it comes to offering EnvelopeFirst energy-efficient Insulated Metal Panels and already developed a long-term strategy to see all their facilities achieve a net-zero energy goal by 2020.

Kingspan is among a wide coalition of leading manufacturers, design firms, and experts that have adopted and supported the 2030 Challenge for Products to work towards increasing awareness about the issue of embodied carbon, developing Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for building products, and using this information to make informed, low-carbon decisions.

The first to develop an ISO 14025 compliant, UL-certified “Cradle to Grave” EPD, Kingspan continues as a proven global market leader in sustainability.